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Wozniacki advances at Luxembourg Open

The Canadian Press

10/18/2013 4:04:25 PM

LUXEMBOURG -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark held off Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Luxembourg Open.

After both players struggled to hold serve at the start, Wozniacki had the only break of the third set to clinch the win.

She'll face the winner of third-seeded Sabine Lisicki and Karin Knapp, who played their quarterfinal later.

On a day full of three-setters, Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland beat second-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, and will face Annika Beck of Germany in Saturday's semifinals. Beck came through the longest match of the tournament, defeating Katarzyna Piter of Poland, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5) in 3 hours, 12 minutes.