Ferrer routs Sijsling, into Unicef Open semifinals

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DEN BOSCH, Netherlands (AP) -David Ferrer thrashed Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the Unicef Open grass-court tournament.

The top-seeded Spaniard raced to a 6-0, 5-0 lead before Sijsling finally won a game in front of his home crowd, closing out the match in just under 43 minutes.

Ferrer will play Benoit Paire after the Frenchman beat Ito Tatsuma of Japan 6-3, 7-5.

In the women's draw, eighth-seeded Nadia Petrova overpowered No. 3 Dominika Cibulkova in similar fashion, winning 6-2, 6-0 in just over an hour.

Petrova will play the winner of the match between Kirsten Flipkens and Roberta Vinci in the semifinals.

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