Šafářová knocked out in Stuttgart while Benešová reaches final in Fes


Lucie Šafářová has been beaten in the quarter-finals of tennis’s Stuttgart Grand Prix after losing 6-7 6-1 1-6 to Russia’s unseeded Anna Lapushchenkova. Her exit on Friday came just a day after the Czech had knocked out world number two Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. Iveta Benešová, meanwhile, reached the final of the Fes Grand Prix in Morocco, after beating Alize Cornet of France 6-3 4-6 7-5 in the semi-finals.