Lisicki tops Texas Open semis

Updated: 26 August 2011 15:22 IST

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany continued her roll through the Texas Open, going into the semifinals as the highest seed remaining and having yet to lose a set.

Grapevine, Texas:

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany continued her roll through the Texas Open, going into the semifinals as the highest seed remaining and having yet to lose a set.

Lisicki, ranked 23rd in the world and coming off a semifinal at Wimbledon, defeated Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-2 in Thursday's quarterfinals. She will next face eighth-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu, a Romanian ranked No. 48.

Begu advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.

The other semifinal will feature Aravane Rezai of France against Angelique Kerber of Germany.

Rezai beat Britain's Elena Baltacha 6-2, 6-2, and Kerber Sweden's beat Johanna Larsson 6-0, 6-1.

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