EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Unseeded Tamira Paszek of Austria rallied to beat defending champion Marion Bartoli 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 and reach the final at Eastbourne on Friday.
Paszek was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon last year but had won just two matches this season, losing 11 times in the first round.
She will play either fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber or unseeded Klara Zakopalova in Saturday’s final.
Andy Roddick’s quarterfinal against Italian Fabio Fognini, already held over from Thursday because of rain, was delayed by more than an hour and then transferred to an outside court after high winds drove rain under the court cover.
Roddick broke serve at 6-5 to complete a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 victory.
Defending champion Andreas Seppi of Italy advanced to the semifinals when Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber retired with Seppi leading 7-5, 2-1. American Ryan Harrison beat Denis Istomin 7-6 (5), 6-4, and Steve Darcis defeated qualifier Marinko Matosevic 6-2, 7-6 (4).