Parma Open: Bogdan through to semi-finals

No 6 seed Ana Bogdan advanced to the semi-finals of the Parma Open by beating No 3 seed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 7-6 (6) at the Tennis Club Parma on Thursday evening. Bogdan, ranked No 53, will play Egyptian Mayar Sherif next. Ana Bogdan won against Brazilian Laura Pigossi (6-1, 6-2) and Slovak qualifier Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (6-2, 3-6, 6-3) in the previous rounds of the Parma