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Vinci reaches semis in Poland

Katowice, Poland (Sports Network) - Second seed Roberta Vinci was an easy quarterfinal winner Friday at the inaugural Katowice Open.

The Italian veteran vaulted past helpless Czech wild card Karolina Pliskova 6-1, 6-0 in 67 minutes on the indoor surface at Spodek.

Vinci will meet German Annika Beck in Saturday's semifinals. Beck topped Italian qualifier Maria Elena Camerin 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 on Day 5.

This week's champion will pocket $40,000.

04/12 12:46:53 ET