Seles Tops Nagyova at Brazil Open

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) – Defending champion Monica Seles advanced to the semifinals of the Brazil Open on Thursday, beating Slovakia’s Henrieta Nagyova 6-0, 6-4.
Seles, seeded second in the hard-court event, will face eighth-seeded Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 winner over fourth-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

In the other semifinal, top-seeded Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia will play third-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia.

Dokic, the runner-up last year, beat South Africa’s Amanda Coetzer 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, and Myskina defeated Slovenia’s Maja Matevzic 7-5, 6-1.