Serena Williams into Stanford semis
STANFORD, Calif. -- Fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams reached the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic, beating No. 6 seed Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-4, 6-0 Friday.
No. 5 seed Yanina Wickmayer beat No. 2 Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2 for the first time in four meetings.
Wickmayer next faces American Coco Vandeweghe, a lucky loser, who knocked off Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-4 to make the semifinals of a WTA Tour event for the first time.
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