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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Klara Zakopalova gains semis

Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Klara Zakopalova advanced to the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday by beating second-seeded Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2.

The fifth-seeded Zakopalova will meet Monica Niculescu in the semifinals after the Romanian beat Yi-Miao Zhou of China 6-4, 6-2.

Top-seeded Li Na won her third match of the tournament, defeating eighth-seeded Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3, and Peng Shuai set up an all-Chinese semifinal match against Li by beating Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.