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Schuettler, Massu in last four

KITZBUEHEL, JULY 24. Rainer Schuettler and Nicolas Massu completed the semifinal lineup at the Generali Open at Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Friday. They join Gaston Gaudio and Fernando Verdasco in the last four.

Top-seeded Schuettler defeated fellow German Florian Mayer 7-6(6), 6-2, while No. 3 Massu of Chile beat fifth-seeded Mariano Zabaleta of Argentina 7-6(4), 7-6(6) to earn his place among the final four.

Koukalova upset

Fifth-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy upset No. 1 seed Klara Koukalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2 Friday to earn a spot in the semifinals of the Palermo Women's International.

The results: At Kitzbuehel (Generali Open): Quarterfinals: Rainer Schuettler bt Florian Mayer 7-6(6), 6-2; Nicolas Massu bt Mariano Zabaleta 7-6(4), 7-6(6).

At Umag (Croatia Open): Quarterfinals: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez bt Jiri Novak 6-3, 6-3; Filippo Volandri bt Kristof Vliegen 6-2, 6-2; Carlos Moya bt Alberto Martin 6-1, 7-6(2); Guillermo Canas bt Alex Calatrava 6-2, 7-6(4).

At Palermo: (Palermo Women's International): Quarterfinals: Flavia Pennetta bt Klara Koukalova 6-4, 6-2; Anabel Medina Garrigues bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-4, 6-3; Denisa Chladkova bt Antonella Serra-Zanetti 6-4, 6-1; Katarina Srebotnik bt Ludmila Cervanova 6-0, 6-4.

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