Katowice, Poland (SportsNetwork.com) – Heavy Polish crowd favorite Agnieszka
Radwanska was an easy quarterfinal winner, while defending champion Alize
Cornet was an upset victim Friday at the Katowice Open.
The top-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Radwanska doused Czech Klara
Koukalova 6-1, 6-1 in a mere 57 minutes at this indoor hardcourt event.
Radwanska’s semifinal opponent on Saturday will be capable Italian
Camila Giorgi, who was last year’s Katowice runner-up.
Eighth-seeded Slovak Anna Schmiedlova vanquished the second-seeded Frenchwoman
Cornet 6-2, 6-0 on Day 5.
Cornet topped Giorgi in last year’s finale at Spodek.
Meanwhile, a third-seeded Giorgi handled Russian lucky loser Elizaveta
Kulichkova 6-3, 6-4 and Alison Van Uytvanck upset seventh-seeded fellow
Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4.
Saturday’s other semi will pit Schmiedlova against Van Uytvanck.
This week’s winner will collect $43,000.