Berdych advances ATP-WTA Portugal Open, Raonic eliminated

Tomas BerdychOeiras (Portugal), May 3 - Top seed Czech Republic tennis star Tomas Berdych has advanced to the semi-finals of the ATP-WTA Portugal Open after defeating qualifier Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, second seed Milos Raonic has been eliminated from his quarter-final by Argentina's Carlos Berlocq 7-5, 6-4, reports Sport 24.

Berdych, who only took a wild card here to get more clay matches before appearing in the French Open in three weeks time, will now face Portugal's Gastao Elias or Romanian Victor Hanescu on Saturday.

Somdev crashes out, Mirza-Black through to Portugal Open semis

Sania MirzaOeiras (Portugal), May 2 - India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black progressed to the $250,000 Portugal Open women's doubles semi-finals while Somdev Devvarman was outclassed by top seed Tomas Berdych in the men's singles second round here Thursday.

Somdev, Indiaa's top ranked singles player, lost to the Czech 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 15 minutes.

Berdych was superior in every single department of the match. The World No. 6 was clinical with his serves, winning 85 percent points on his first serve and recording six aces to the Indian's one.

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