St. Petersburg, Russia (Sports Network) - Fourth-seeded Russian Dmitry
Tursunov was a quarterfinal upset victim Friday, while sixth-seeded Latvian
Ernests Gulbis landed in the semifinals at the St. Petersburg Open tennis
Portugal's Joao Sousa upended the 31-year-old Tursunov in 6-4, 6-3 fashion,
while Gulbis eased into the final four with a 6-1, 6-2 pasting of Spaniard
Roberto Bautista Agut on the indoor hardcourts at the St. Petersburg Sports
and Concert Complex.
"I am really happy about this tournament," Sousa said. "I have been playing
really good. Today, Dmitry didn't play his best, but I am happy with my
performance and I look forward to the next match."
Also on Day 5, Poland's Michal Przysiezny upended seventh-seeded Czech Lukas
Rosol 7-6 (9-7), 1-6, 6-3 and Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocked out
eighth-seeded Uzbekistanian Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4.
The semifinals will pit Gulbis against Przysiezny and Sousa versus Garcia-
The 2013 St. Petersburg titlist will earn $78,000.
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