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Venus in Hong Kong semis
HONG KONG (AP):
Venus Williams closed in on a spot in the season-ending WTA Finals by beating Alize Cornet 6-1, 6-1 yesterday to reach the Hong Kong Open semi-finals.
The third-seeded American, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, won the Wuhan Open this month.
Williams will next meet Jelena Jankovic, who beat Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-1.
Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur also advanced, and will face each other in the semi-finals. Stosur beat Heather Watson 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 while Kerber defeated Caroline Garcia 7-5, 6-3.