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Seles to Meet Nagyova in Semis

September 13, 2001

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SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) _ Top-seeded Monica Seles breezed past Tatiana Panova 6-1, 6-0 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the $400,000 Brasil Open.

Seles next plays Slovakia’s Henrieta Nagyova.

Jelena Dokic, the No. 2 seed, also advanced, eliminating Samantha Reeves 6-3, 6-2. In the final, Dokic will play Rossana de los Rios, who beat No. 4-seeded Silvia Farina Elia 6-3, 6-2.

Nagyova upset third-seeded Amanda Coetzer.

In men’s second-round play, Fernando Meligeni, seeded fifth, beat Federico Browne 7-5, 6-4, while Ramon Delgado defeated Cecil Mamiit 6-3, 6-4.

Ricardo Mello rallied to beat Nicolas Massu 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals.

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