Van Roost Tops Zvereva in Leipzig
Nov. 05, 1998
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) _ Third-seeded Dominique van Roost beat No. 7 Natasha Zvereva 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Thursday to become the first to reach the semifinals of the Leipzig Open.
Van Roost, who is ranked No. 13 in the world, could meet Steffi Graf in the semifinals.
Graf, coming back after wrist injury, had Thursday off. She plays Anne-Gaelle Sidot in a third-round match Friday.
While van Roost reached the last four, two other seeded players advanced to the quarterfinals but No. 5 Amanda Coetzer was upset by Sarah Pitkowski 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).
Fourth-seeded Irina Spirlea struggled to oust Magui Serna 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 and eighth-seeded Anke Huber overcame stomach problems to defeat Barbara Schett 6-3, 6-3.