Two through as rain halts play in Austria

Fri, 15 Jul 21:28:00 2011

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Patricia Mayr-Achleitner moved into the semi-finals of WTA Bad Gastein on a rainy Friday in Austria.

- Two through in rain

Spain’s world number 54 Martinez Sanchez needed three sets to shade home hope and 2007 runner-up Yvonne Meusburger 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-3.

Wildcard Austrian Mayr-Achleitner knocked out Bulgarian qualifier Dia Evtimova 6-2 6-2 before rain halted play, suspending the remaining quarter-finals until Saturday.

In those matches eighth-seeded Russian Ksenia Pervak was leading Spaniard Laura Pous-Tio 3-0, while Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko was beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 5-2.


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