Stepanek reaches Memphis semis

Former runner-up Radek Stepanek eased into the semifinals at the $1.155 million Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

The third-seeded Stepanek won a tight first-set tiebreak against Sam Querrey before bageling the wild card American in the second stanza in a 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 victory on the indoor hardcourts at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Stepanek tallied four service breaks, compared to only one for the loser Querrey.

Stepanek was a runner-up here in 2009, while Querrey was the Memphis champion in 2010, when he topped John Isner in an all-American final.

The 2012 Memphis champ will pocket $277,915.