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Top-seeded Van Uytvanck advances to Veneto Open semifinals


GAIBA, Italy (AP) — Top-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium has eased into the semifinals of the Veneto Open with another straight-set victory. Van Uytvanck saw off Swiss player Ylena In-Albon 6-4, 6-2. Van Uytvanck hasn’t dropped a set this week. She will face Harmony Tan in the semifinals after the Frenchwoman beat Ana Bogdan 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. The other semifinal pits sixth-seeded Diane Parry against Sara Errani. It is the first WTA tournament played on natural grass in Italy and organizers are using former soccer fields for the courts. The host tennis club has been nicknamed “Gaibledon” in homage to Wimbledon.

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