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Dominguez Lino ousts Bertens in Morocco

April 26, 2013

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR by beating defending champion Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Friday.

Dominguez Lino capitalized on the numerous errors from Bertens, who double-faulted nine times in a match that had 20 breaks of serve. The unseeded Spaniard will next face Mandy Minella of Luxembourg, who defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa also advanced, beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-1, 6-2. Scheepers won six straight games to take the first set and lead 1-0 in the second against Mladenovic, who won the French Open junior title in 2009.

Scheepers advanced to the semifinals for the first time since she won the Guangzhou Open in September 2011.

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