NUREMBERG, Germany – Top-seeded Jelena Jankovic cruised past sixth-seeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-0 Thursday to set up a semifinal against Andrea Petkovic in the inaugural WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup.
Petkovic rallied from set down to beat eighth-seeded Annika Beck 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Petkovic returned after a series of injuries and received a wild card into the tournament.
In the other semifinal Friday, fifth-seeded Lucie Safarova will play No. 7 Simona Halep.
Safarova edged Polona Hercog 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4, and Halep defeated Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-1.