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WOMEN’S DRAW:Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard to reach the semi-finals and is to play fellow Russian Elena Vesnina, who beat Roberta Vinci

AFP, OEIRAS, Portugal

Kuznetsova won the slow-moving set in 43 minutes, then opened the throttle to run away to victory in another half-hour.

“I was able to play my game and everything worked out well for me,” said Kuznetsova, who is to face compatriot and eighth seed Elena Vesnina, who outlasted Italian fourth seed Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5.

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