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V. Williams upset top seed in Luxembourg

Oct. 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM   |   Comments

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LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Venus Williams upset No. 1 seed Roberta Vinci Friday to advance to the semifinals at the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open tennis tournament.

Williams beat Vinci 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to set up a match with Andrea Petkovic in Saturday's semifinals. Petkovic defeated Ksenia Pervak 6-3, 6-2 Friday.

Daniela Hantuchova eliminated Lourdes Dominguez Lino 7-5, 6-0 Friday to advance to the semifinals against Monica Niculescu, who was a 6-0,-6-4 winner Friday over Lucie Hradecka.

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