ATP S-Hertogenbosch: Stanislas Wawrinka beats Jeremy Chardy to reach semis
Stanislas Wawrinka progressed to the semi-finals of the Topshelf Open after defeating Jeremy Chardy 6-4 7-6 (7/2).
Last Updated: 20/06/13 9:04pm
On a rain-delayed day in Den Bosch, the second seed held off the challenge of the Frenchman, despite a spirited late fightback.
Wawrinka looked untroubled on his way to winning the first set, but immediately lost his service in the first game of the second before Chardy reeled off three straight service games to love to reach 5-3. Wawrinka then broke back and won the tie-break.
The Swiss No 2 next plays Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in Friday's last four after the Spaniard beat Jan Hernych 6-4 6-1.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Mahut defeated Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 6-3 7-6 (7/1) to set up a date against Belgian Xavier Malisse after he come through against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4 6-4.
In the women's draw, Dominika Cibulkova lost 6-4 6-4 to Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 6-1 to set up a semi-final with third-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, who rallied to beat Tsvetana Pironkova 2-6 6-4 6-4.