SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) – Top-seeded Monica Seles outlasted Henrieta Nagyova in three sets Friday to reach the final of the $400,000 Brazil Open.
Seles, who won 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, will play Jelena Dokic for the title. Dokic continued her easy run through the draw by beating Rossana de los Rios 6-0, 6-2, and has lost just 10 games in three matches.
Two Brazilians reached the men’s semifinals. Fernando Meligeni beat Ramon Delgado of Paraguay 6-1, 6-4, while Alexandre Simoni beat countryman Ricardo Mello 6-4, 6-3 in the quarters Friday.
Meligeni will play Agustin Calleri, who beat fellow Argentine Guillermo Canas 7-6, 6-4 Friday.
Simoni’s next opponent is Jan Vacek of the Czech Republic, who eliminated Flavio Saretta 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.