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Caroline Wozniacki reached the semifinals of the Korea Open by defeating Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-3 Friday.
A back injury forced former champion Maria Kirilenko of Russia to withdraw from a first-round match of the Korea Open on Wednesday.
Bob and Mike Bryan will play for a fourth U.S. Open title.
Thirteenth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov became the first player upset at Cincinnati, falling to 50th-ranked Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 6-1 in the first round Monday.
Reigning Olympic gold medalist Rafael Nadal will lead Spain's tennis team at the London Games.
Sara Errani is enjoying quite a successful French Open.
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open on Monday when Carla Suarez Navarro withdrew midway through their match because of a back injury.
Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan advanced to the Korea Open final with straight-set wins on Saturday.
Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez reached the Korea Open semifinals Friday by beating third-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-1.
Julia Goerges of Germany and Spain's Maria-Jose Martinez Sanchez both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Korea Open on Thursday and will meet each other in the next round.
There were two early upsets on the women's side in first round action of the Western & Southern Open, a U.S. Open tuneup.
In a season full of talk about the parity in women's tennis, unheralded Galina Voskoboeva became the latest to step up and prove that point.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Austrian wild card Patricia Mayr-Archleitner 6-0, 7-5 in the final of the Gastein Ladies on Sunday to win her fourth career title.
Austrian wild card Patricia Mayr-Archleitner routed Ksenia Pervak of Russia 6-0, 6-0 in less than 48 minutes at the Gastein Ladies on Saturday to reach her first WTA Tour final.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez defeated Yvonne Meusburger of Austria 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 to reach her first semifinal of the season at the Gastein Ladies.
Sybille Bammer lost the final match of her career, beaten 6-2, 6-1 by fellow Austrian Yvonne Meusburger on Thursday in the second round of the Gastein Ladies.