Seles Sweeps Into Semifinals

INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) – A desert storm halted play at the Indian Wells Masters Wednesday but could not stop fourth seed Monica Seles from sweeping into the semifinals with 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Spain’s Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.
While a raging sandstorm stopped play on all outside courts, Seles and the ninth seeded Sanchez-Vicario battled on in the sheltered main stadium.

It was the 23rd career meeting between the two three-time French Open champions, Seles hanging on to collect her 20th win.

Seles will now await the winner of second seeded Swiss Martina Hingis and 10th seed Amanda Coetzer of South Africa.