Halep, Wozniacki to meet in Porsche Grand Prix semifinals

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix after winning their respective quarterfinals on Friday.

The second-seeded Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4, while the fourth-seeded Wozniacki had little trouble in defeating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-0, 6-3.

Irrespective of the result in Saturday's semifinal, Halep will move up to No. 2 when the world rankings are updated Monday following Maria Sharapova's loss to Angelique Kerber of Germany on Thursday.

Kerber was to play Ekaterina Makarova of Russia for a place in the other semifinal, with Madison Brengle of the United States playing Caroline Garcia of France in the last quarterfinal.

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