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Morita, Pliskova progress to Malaysian Open semifinals

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Associated Press
3/1/2013 9:18:00 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Fourth-seeded Ayumi Morita of Japan defeated Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to march into the Malaysian Open semifinals.

Morita needed just over two hours to dispatch her 19-year-old opponent and set up a semifinal against Karolina Pliskova.

The Czech progressed with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

Ayumi Morita (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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