Seles rolls into semi final at the Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — Former world No. 1 Monica Seles continued to look strong heading into next week’s U.S. Open, posting a convincing quarterfinal win today at the $535,000 Pilot Pen Tennis event.

Seles, seeded second, recorded her second straight impressive win since returning from a left forearm strain as she crushed sixth seed Dominique Van Roost of Belgium, 6-1, 6-2, in less than an hour.

Seles, who lost only five games in her second-round win on Tuesday, improved to 41-8 this season, including 20-5 on hard courts. She has won 47 career singles titles.