Strasbourg, France (Sports Network) - Former French Open champion Francesca
Schiavone was an easy quarterfinal victor, while three-time Strasbourg titlist
Anabel Medina Garrigues was sent packing Thursday at the $220,000 Strasbourg
International tennis event, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.
The second-seeded 2010 French Open champ and 2011 Roland Garros runner-up
Schiavone drilled Swede Johanna Larsson 6-0, 6-3, while French wild card
Alize Cornet upended the fourth-seeded Medina Garrigues 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5)
at Strasbourg Tennis Club.
Medina Garrigues captured titles here in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
Schiavone's semifinal opponent on Friday will be promising American Sloane
Stephens, who handled Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-3, 6-4 on Day 4.
Meanwhile, Pauline Parmentier set-up an all-French semi with Cornet by
whipping Russian qualifier Alexandra Panova 6-3, 6-3.
The 2012 Strasbourg champ will collect $37,000.
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