Angelique Kerber, seeded 5th in Eastbourne, defeated former Eastbourne champion Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-4 today in the quarterfinals. This victory marked the German player's 39th match win of the 2012 season; Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska each have 38 wins.
Kerber's opponent in the semifinals will be Klara Zakopalova, who defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 7-5, after being down 2-5 in the second set.
4th seed Marion Bartoli defeated 7th seed Lucie Safarova in straight sets, and Tamira Paszek defeated Tsvetana Pironkova--who sustained a lower back injury during the match--6-0, 6-4. Hopefully, Pironkova will be okay for Wimbledon, since that is the tournament where she shines.
At the UNICEF Open, 8th seed Nadia Petrova defeated 3rd seed Dominika Cibulkova, qualifier Urszula Radwanska defeated Sofia Arvidsson, and Kim Clijsters defeated Francesca Schiavone.