Peer advances to Baku Cup semis

Shahar Peer advances to the semifinals at the Baku Cup.

Shakhar Peer of Israel advanced to the semifinals of the Baku Cup by beating Tadeja Majeric of Slovenia 6-0, 6-4 Friday.

The 149th-ranked Peer, who is looking for her sixth career title, will next face Polish qualifier Magda Linette.

Linette advanced to her first semifinal match on the WTA Tour when wild-card entry Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, leading 6-3, 4-1, retired with an injury.

Seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine advanced to her second semifinal in as many weeks by beating second-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3. She will next play fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu of Romania, who eliminated Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakkhstan 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

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