Vinci seeks first semifinal berth

March 1, 2012 at 1:28 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roberta Vinci reached her second quarterfinal match of the year Wednesday with a win at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Vinci defeated Stephanie Foretz Gacon 7-5, 6-4 and put herself in position to claim a semifinal berth for the first time in 2012. Her other quarterfinal appearance at a hard court tournament in France, where she lost to Marion Bartoli.

She will take on Michaella Krajicek after Krajicek outfought eighth-seeded Alberta Brianti 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).

No. 3 seed Sara Errani also advanced by running over Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-4, 6-1. Errani will next face Estrella Cabeza Candela, who won over Melinda Czink 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Other second round winners included Magdalena Rybarikova, Irina-Camelia Begu and Marina Duque-Marino. Begu is the fourth seed in this event.

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