Looking vulnerable for the first time, Monica Seles continued her comeback to tournament tennis after nearly 2-1/2 years Friday night, reaching the semifinals of the Canadian Open with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 7 Anke Huber at Toronto.
Seles was broken twice at the start of the match, her first service breaks of the tournament. She lost the first game, trailing in a match for the first time. And for the first time, she had spells of ordinary tennis.
Today, Seles will face Gabriela Sabatini, an easy 6-2, 6-1 winner over No. 13 Helena Sukova.
Amanda Coetzer reached the semifinals with a surprising 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 wipeout of No. 5 Mary Pierce. Earlier, Coetzer had sent No. 1 Steffi Graf and No. 17 Sabine Appelmans packing. Her semifinal opponent is No. 4 Jana Novotna, who defeated No. 8 Iva Majoli 6-4. 6-2.
Mats Wilander upset Marc Rosset in the quarterfinals of the Volvo International at New Haven, Conn. Wilander overcame sixth-seeded Rosset 6-7 (10-8), 7-5, 7-5. Wilander will face top-seeded Andre Agassi today in a rematch of their battle in the semifinals of the Canadian Open.
Agassi advanced to the semifinals by beating seventh-seeded Sergi Bruguera 6-4, 6-1. In the first quarterfinal match of the day, Richard Krajecik beat No. 2 Boris Becker Becker 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) to advance to a semifinal match against No. 4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who easily beat qualifier Albert Chang, 6-3, 6-2.
Top-seeded Pete Sampras reached the 400-victory mark on the ATP Tour, beating Andrei Medvedev of Ukraine 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the RCA Championships at Indianapolis. Sampras will face No. 12 Bernd Karbacher of Germany today and No. 4 Thomas Enqvist of Sweden will play No. 2 Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia. He beat No. 7 Alberto Berasatequi of Spain, 6-4, 6-4.
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