Azarenka, Vesnina, Govortsova, Parmentier advance

Updated: October 5, 2007, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

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TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat qualifier Ksenia Palkin of Kyrgyzstan 6-4, 6-3 on Friday to advance to the Tashkent Open semifinals.

The 18-year-old Azarenka will face fourth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia, a 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 winner over fifth-seeded Ioana Raluca Olaru of Romania.

In the other quarterfinals, third-seeded Olga Govortsova of Belarus beat Britain's Katie O'Brien 6-2, 6-3 and France's Pauline Parmentier defeated Uzbekistan's Akgul Amanmuradova 6-4, 6-3.

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