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Wozniacki reaches Istanbul semis

Istanbul, Turkey ( - Top seed Caroline Wozniacki was among the quarterfinal winners Friday at the Istanbul Cup.

Wozniacki outlasted eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic by a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 margin.

Next up for Wozniacki is Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy by a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 score.

Roberta Vinci, the No. 2 seed, moved on with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kurumi Nara of Japan. Vinci lost to Simona Halep last week in the final at the Bucharest Open.

Vinci will next play 16-year-old Croatian qualifier Ana Konjuh, who upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

07/18 16:33:06 ET