Tennis-Wawrinka and Zverev to meet in St. Petersburg Open final
MOSCOW, Sept 24 World number three Stan Wawrinka beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(8) 6-2 on Saturday and will play Alexander Zverev in the St. Petersburg Open final.
LONDON, July 1 Li Na narrowly missed out on handing Italian Roberta Vinci the dreaded double bagel as the Chinese sixth seed romped into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-0 victory on Monday.
The 2011 French Open champion served for the first set at 5-0 up but was broken by the doubles specialist, who raised loud cheers on Court Three as she finally registered a game against her name on the scoreboard.
The 30-year-old Vinci, seeded 11th, held her next service game but from then on Li was an unstoppable force as she won the next seven games to reach the last eight at Wimbledon for the third time.
The Chinese favourite will next face either 2012 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska or Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova.
(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Ed Osmond)
Sept 24 (Gracenote) - Results from the St Petersburg Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday 1-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 4-Roberto Bautista (Spain) 7-6(8) 6-2 5-Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat 3-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-4
PARIS, Sept 24 The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has extended Benoit Paire's suspension until the end of February 2017 for "damaging" the organisation's image by his behaviour at the Rio Olympics.