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Romania's Simona Halep, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki to meet in Porsche Grand Prix semifinals

  • Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal match at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal match at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal match at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal match at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark watches the ball during her match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark watches the ball during her match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix after winning their respective quarterfinals on Friday.

The second-seeded Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4, while the fourth-seeded Wozniacki had little trouble in defeating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-0, 6-3.

Irrespective of the result in Saturday's semifinal, Halep will move up to No. 2 when the world rankings are updated Monday following Maria Sharapova's loss to Angelique Kerber of Germany on Thursday.

Kerber was to play Ekaterina Makarova of Russia for a place in the other semifinal, with Madison Brengle of the United States playing Caroline Garcia of France in the last quarterfinal.