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Shahar Peer, Tamira Paszek advance

Updated: July 29, 2011, 11:31 PM ET
Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Top-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel won her third straight match, beating Italy's Alberta Brianti 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals of the Citi Open.

In a match that lasted 3 hours, 42 minutes, third-seeded Tamira Paszek of Austria narrowly beat Canada's Stephanie Dubois 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Paszek will play Peer in Saturday's semifinals. Peer won their only meeting, at the 2007 Fed Cup.

American Irina Falconi also advanced to the next round by handling France's ...

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