Brussels, Belgium (Sports Network) - American Jamie Hampton took out
second-seeded Roberta Vinci in Friday's quarterfinal action at the rain-
plagued Brussels Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up.
In a match that was supposed to be played on Thursday, Hampton, a 23-year-old
from Alabama, dropped the first set on Friday before fighting back for a 5-7,
6-3, 7-5 decision against the veteran Italian Vinci at Royal Primerose
Another quarterfinal result saw an American exit via upset, as Estonian Kaia
Kanepi drove out seventh-seeded Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4).
Saturday's semifinals will pit eighth-seeded Peng Shuai of China against
Swiss Romina Oprandi and Hampton versus Kanepi. Peng was the runner-up in
Brussels two years ago.
The final is also scheduled to be played on Saturday, weather permitting, as
inclement weather has been a factor all week.
The 2013 Brussels titlist will earn $120,000.
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