Top seed Samantha Stosur moved through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open with a straight-sets defeat of American Jamie Hampton in Osaka.
Stosur encountered little trouble in winning the quarter-final clash 6-2, 6-4.
She will next meet Taiwan's Chang Kai-Chen, who beat number eight seed Laura Robson of Great Britain 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 ( 7-4).
The other semi-final will be contested by Briton Heather Watson and Japan's Misaki Doi.
Watson triumphed 7-5, 6-3 over France's Pauline Parmentier 7-5, 6-3, while Doi advanced by beating South African seventh seed Chanelle Scheepers 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.Tags: sport, tennis, japan First posted October 12, 2012 18:38:01