Santangelo dispatched Yurika Sema 6-1, 6-4 Friday as she moved into the semifinals of a tournament she won last year. Santangelo is paired with Olga Savchuk in the semifinals.
Savchuk upset fourth-seeded Jelena Kostanic Tosic 6-3, 6-4. Tosic was Santangelo's finals opponent last year.
Crowd favorite and second-seeded Sania Mirza was also upset Friday, dropping a 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4 decision to Yaroslava Shvedova. Shvedova goes against Tzipora Obziler in the semifinals Saturday. Obziler advanced on a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) win over Melinda Czink.
The $175,000 tournament wraps up Sunday when Saturday's semifinals winners play for a champion's check of $25,840.