Top-seeded Bacsinszky reaches semifinals at Grand Prix SAR

RABAT, Morocco (AP) Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR, saving all four break-points she faced against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in a 6-4, 6-1 win on Thursday.

Bacsinszky, ranked 15th, broke Larsson's serve three times, and next faces fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary for the first time in six years.

Babos took out Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-3 for her second semi of the year.

Top-seeded Bernard Tomic knocked out of Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Bernard Tomic was knocked out of the Istanbul Open, losing to unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.

As the top seed, Tomic also lost his opening match a week ago at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest. (MORE)

Top seeded Kuznetsova, Safarova in semis of Prague Open

PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova rallied to defeat Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 and advance to the Prague Open semifinals on Thursday

The Russian, seeking her second title of the year, will play fourth-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia, who beat fifth-seeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4). (MORE)

Quintana awarded stage win, leads Tour of Romandie overall

MORGINS, Switzerland (AP) Nairo Quintana was awarded victory, and took the overall lead, after stage two of the Tour of Romandie on Thursday when Ilnur Zakarin was demoted for impeding him.

Zakarin, the defending champion from Russia, finished first in a head-to-head sprint to complete a climb to the Morgins ski station but veered to his right across Quintana's racing line in the final 50 meters. (MORE)

Top-seeded Goffin, del Potro reach BMW Open quarters

MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals of the BMW Open by beating Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.

Goffin, who had a bye into the second round, next plays eighth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, who beat Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4. (MORE)

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