Garcia beats Ivanovic on grass for spot in semifinals

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced to the semifinals of the Mallorca Open by beating former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 7-6 (9), 5-7, 6-3 Friday.

Garcia, who is from France, had nine aces in the match. Ivanovic had eight aces and double-faulted 10 times.

Garcia will next face Kirsten Flipkens. The Belgian beat qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay 7-5, 6-3.

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