Palermo, Italy (Sports Network) - Heavy Italian crowd favorite Roberta
Vinci secured a berth in the semifinals at the $235,000 Italiacom Open
The second seed defeated fifth-seeded Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino
6-1, 6-4 on the red clay at Country Time Club.
Vinci's semifinal opponent on Saturday will be another Spaniard, Estrella
Cabeza Candela, who handled Czech Renata Voracova 7-5, 6-4 in Friday's
Another Italian favorite, Sara Errani, is also on Friday's schedule. The 2012
French Open runner-up is the reigning Palermo champ, also titled here in 2008,
and was a Palermo runner-up in 2009.
The 2013 Palermo titlist will pocket $41,000.
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