[Yahoo] Smashnova, Kostanic reach Budapest semis (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-29-2005, 08:16 PM
Top-seeded Anna Smashnova defeated Aniko Kapros 6-2, 6-0 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Budapest Grand Prix. Smashnova needed 55 minutes to beat Kapros on one of the year's hottest days in Budapest, where temperatures reached 97 degrees. ``I was lucky Aniko had to play three hours (Thursday), so she was really tired,'' Smashnova said of Kapros's win over Michaela Pastikova.