[Yahoo] Pierce rolls into Acura semifinals (AP)

Rusty Backhand
08-06-2005, 12:46 AM
Mary Pierce defeated Patty Schnyder 6-4, 6-3 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Acura Classic. The sixth-seeded Pierce had little trouble dispatching the fifth-seeded Schnyder, the highest remaining seed in the tournament. She used an early break to win the first set, then asserted herself in the second set, controlling many of the points in the quarterfinal match.