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Schiavone to face Scheepers in Morocco semifinal

Updated: April 26, 2013, 3:20 PM ET
Associated Press

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Francesca Schiavone of Italy moved into the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR by defeating third-seeded Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-4 on Friday.

Schiavone broke for a 4-3 lead in the first set and led 4-1 in the second before Cornet rallied to tie at 4-4. But the Frenchwoman, who saved 16 of 21 break points in the match, then dropped serve in the penultimate game.

Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion, will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa, who routed ...

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