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Maleeva Gains Semis in Luxembourg

September 29, 2000

LUXEMBOURG (AP) _ Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria advanced to the semifinals of the $170,000 Seat Open, beating fourth-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday.

Maleeva, seeded seventh, next plays the winner of the quarterfinal between Anna Kournikova of Russia and defending champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium.

Germany’s Barbara Rittner rallied past Slovakian teenager Daniela Hantuchova 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-2. On Saturday, Rittner will play the winner of the match between Jennifer Capriati of the United States and Anne-Gaelle Sidot of France.

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