STRASBOURG, France -- Second-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy easily defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-0, 6-3 to reach the Strasbourg International semifinals Thursday, but three-time champion Anabel Medina Garrigues lost.
Schiavone dropped serve once in the second set but the former French Open champion recovered.
Alize Cornet clinched her 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5) victory against Garrigues on her first match point against the fourth-seeded Spaniard, with both players losing their serve five times.
Cornet, who has one WTA title, next faces Pauline Parmentier in an all-French match.
Parmentier won 6-3, 6-3 against Russia's Alexandra Panova.