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Zakopalova Upsets Bartoli at Shenzhen Open

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(January 3, 2013) Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Repuvlic moved into the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday by knocking out second seed Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2.

Top seed Li Na won another straight set match, her third match of the tournament, defeating Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3. She’ll play Peng Shuai who defeated Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 to set up an all-Chinese semifinal.

Zakopalova will face Monica Niculescu in the other semifinal after the Romanian beat Yi-Miao Zhou of China 6-4, 6-2.

SHENZHEN LONGGANG GEMDALE OPEN
Shenzhen, China
December 30, 2012-January 5, 2013
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Thursday, January 3, 2013
Singles – Quarterfinals
(1) Li Na (CHN) d. (8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) 63 63
(5) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. (2) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 63 62
(6) Peng Shuai (CHN) d. Annika Beck (GER) 26 75 62 (saved 1mp)
Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. (LL) Zhou Yi-Miao (CHN) 64 62

Order Of Play – Friday, January 4, 2013
Stadium (from 14.00hrs)
1. Monica Niculescu vs. Klara Zakopalova
2. Li Na vs. Peng Shuai (NB 16.00hrs)
3. Buryachok/Solovieva vs. Chang/Yan
4. Chan/Chan vs. Aoyama/Pegula

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