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LYON, France – Seventh-seeded Paula Badosa of Spain beat fourth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in an error-strewn match to reach the Lyon Open semifinals on Friday.

Neither player looked comfortable on serve, combining for 21 double faults and 15 service breaks at the indoor tournament.

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Badosa next faces 18-year-old Clara Tauson of Denmark, who continued her fine form by beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-3, 6-1.

Tauson had six aces and did not face a break point, also breaking Giorgi’s serve five times in a dominant display.

The 139th-ranked Tauson, a former Australian Open junior champion, knocked out top-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round.

She and Badosa are both looking to win their first WTA titles.

Second-seeded Fiona Ferro joined them in the last four in her bid for a third career title.

Ferro rallied to beat unseeded 19-year-old Clara Burel 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 in an all-French match where they dropped serve 12 times between them.

She next plays play Swiss player Viktorija Golubic, who beat unseeded Belgian player Greet Minnen 6-3, 7-6 (0).

Golubic, a qualifier ranked 130th, is seeking her second career title.


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