Seles advances to Qatar Open semifinals

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Top-seeded Monica Seles was broken in the first game, then rolled past Nicole Pratt 6-1, 6-0 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Qatar Open.

I was in the zone today,'' Seles said.There is nothing an opponent can do when you are playing like that.”

Seles will next play Alicia Molik, who beat Tathiana Garbin 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Fourth-seeded Tamarine Tanasugarn also advanced to the semifinals, beating Maja Matevzic 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Tanasugarn meets Janette Husarova, who defeated Anastasia Myskina 6-2, 7-6 (2).

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