Linz, Austria: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova eased past Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to reach her seventh semifinal of the season at the Generali Ladies.
The top-seeded Kvitova will play former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic for a place in Sunday's final. The third-seeded Serb player defeated Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-4.
Kvitova, who has won four events this season and is ranked a career-high fourth, played flawlessly to race into a 4-0 lead against Hantuchova before making a couple of mistakes and dropping her serve. The Czech player regained control immediately afterward.