Berdych and Šafářová fail to make semi-finals at Cincinnati

Czech players Tomáš Berdych and Lucie Šafářová have exited the Cincinnati Open at the quarter-finals stage. Berdych, who was seeded sixth and lost only six games on his way to the last eight, was beaten 4-6 2-6 by Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine on Friday. Šafářová also lost to a Ukrainian, going down 4-6 6-2 0-6 to Elina Svitolina.

Author: Ian Willoughby