Lucky loser Irina Camelia-Begu advanced to the semifinals of the Generali Ladies Linz tournament today. Begu defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. Also advancing was qualifier Kirsten Flipkens, who defeated 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-0.
The other quarterfinal winners were top seed Victoria Azarenka (def. Petra Martic) and 5th seed Julia Goerges (def. Sofia Arvidsson).
In Osaka, top seed Sam Stosur has reached the semifinals, and so have three players who have never before gotten that far in singles--Chang Kai-Chen, Misake Doi and Heather Watson. Watson and Kimiko Date-Krumm have also reached the semifinals in doubles.