WTA Brazil Tennis Cup: Venus Williams to face Olga Puchkova in the last four

Last Updated: 01/03/13 7:08am

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Venus Williams: Through to the semi-final in Brazil

Venus Williams: Through to the semi-final in Brazil

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Venus Williams is through to the semi-finals of the Brazil Tennis Cup after a convincing win over Magdalena Rybarikova.

The Slovakian had threatened early on but in the end top seed Williams was too strong as the American recorded a 6-4 6-0 win.

Williams will now face Olga Puchkova after the Russian powered to a 6-1 6-1 over another Slovakian, Jana Cepelova.

Seventh seed Kristina Mladenovic and Monica Niculescu will face off in the other semi-final.

Mladenovic saw off Melinda Czink 6-4 6-3, while Niculescu was a 6-3 6-2 winner over Timea Babos.

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