Benesova defeated qualifier Angelika Bachmann 6-4 6-3, setting up a first meeting with the former world number one, which will take place on Wednesday evening.
In other results on Tuesday, fifth seed Francesca Schiavone upended fellow Italian Mara Santangelo, giving up only two games to her countrywoman. While sixth seed Silvia Farina Elia had to work harder for her victory, defeating Tatiana Perebiynis 5-7 6-3 6-1.
Italian Maria Elena Camerin lost only two games to lucky loser Capucine Rousseau 6-2 6-0 and seventh seed Magdalena Maleeva was a 6-3 6-3 winner over qualifier Lindsay Lee-Waters .
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Clijsters sidelined until 2005
03/10/2004 AT 17:38
Belgian wildcard Els Callens fought past another qualifier, Eva Birnerova, 7-6 (7-5) 6-4.
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Dementieva finally wins tourney final
03/10/2004 AT 16:14
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Clijsters reaches semis
01/10/2004 AT 20:17