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MASON, Ohio -- Angelique Kerber has Serena Williams within arms reach, and shes trying not to think about it. Clearance Ray Ban Sunglasses .Kerber advanced to the Western & Southern Open semifinals Friday, staying on track to overtake Williams at No. 1. She overcame a sloppy first set and beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.If Kerber wins the tournament, shell move ahead of Williams in next weeks WTA rankings. Williams has been No. 1 for 183 consecutive weeks, the second-longest such streak. She is the two-time defending champion but withdrew because of a sore shoulder.And now, she could wind up getting passed by Kerber, who doesnt want to put any more pressure on herself.Of course, everybody is asking me this question, Kerber said. And yeah, lets see what happens in the next weeks or next days. When the time is ready, maybe I can reach the No. 1 (ranking). Still, its a long way. Its closer than a few days ago when I sat here.In the mens bracket, Andy Murray struggled with a stiff back and gritted out a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Bernard Tomic to reach the semifinals and extend his successful summer, which includes his second Wimbledon title and another Olympic gold medal. He has won his last 21 matches, a career high.I think its just fatigue, really, Murray said. I have played a lot of the matches in a short space of time, and also theres been a change of surface as well. It does put a little bit more stress on the joints, the hard courts. Yeah, just accepting it for what it is. Ill be fine. I just need to work through it and accept it.Murray is the only player in the tournament who has won a Cincinnati championship, taking it in 2008 and 2011.Kerber has reached the finals in Cincinnati once before, losing to Li Na in 2012. She was in trouble after a sluggish opening set on Friday -- 17 unforced errors -- but took control early in the second set. She had only seven unforced errors in the final set.Kerber will play third-seeded Simona Halep, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska for her 13th straight match victory. Kerber beat Halep in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Halep has reached the finals in Cincinnati once, losing to Williams in 2015.Karolina Pliskova also advanced with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Svetlana Kuznetsova. Shell face Garbine Muguruza, who beat qualifier Timea Babos in straight sets.The mens bracket was wide open with the top players missing. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and defending champion Roger Federer skipped the tournament because of injuries. Rafael Nadal is still getting back into playing shape after a wrist injury cost him two months and was knocked out of the tournament Thursday.Murray is the only member of the Big Four still left, but hes running on fumes. He won the gold medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, flew to Cincinnati and reached the quarterfinals despite a worn-down body and a nagging head cold.On Friday, he reached for his stiff lower back after chasing a ball in the first game of the match and favored it throughout the set. He moved much better around the court in the second set, broke Tomic to go up 5-4, and served it out.Tomic fell to 0-17 against players ranked in the top four. Hes 0-5 career against Murray, failing to win a set.Murray will face Milos Raonic in the semifinals. One of the Big Four has won 54 of the last 58 Masters events.The wide-open tournament provides a chance for someone like the unseeded Grigor Dimitrov to win a Masters title. Dimitrov reached the semifinals of a Masters event for the third time, beating top American Steve Johnson 7-6 (8), 6-2.I mean, Im hoping Im going to be playing here on Sunday, Dimitrov said.Despite the loss, Johnson will become the top American in the ATP rankings next week. John Isner has held the top spot since July 29, 2013. Dimitrov will play Marin Cilic, who reached his first Masters semifinal when 19-year-old Borna Coric retired after losing the first set. Coric played the set with both knees taped. Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. Ray Ban Black Friday 2019 .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. http://www.discountrayban.com/ . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Redshirt junior Mercedes Russell recorded the 12th double-double of her career in No. 13/14 Tennessees 81-69 win over James Madison Friday night at the Convocation Center.Russell finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the game en route to the Lady Vols 1,300th win in program history, which is the most in NCAA Division I womens basketball history.With the win, Tennessee (1-0) snapped the Dukes 16-game homecourt winning streak. Juniors Jaime Nared and Alexa Middleton both enjoyed strong outings.Nared finished with 19 points and eight rebounds, including connecting on a career-high 3-of-6 shots from behind the arc. Middletons 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting was the most she has scored since her first game as a Lady Vol.James Madisons Precious Hall dropped 39 points on 15-of-35 shooting from the field, including 7-of-14 on 3-pointers. She also had six rebounds, two assists and two steals.After a 3-pointer by redshirt junior Diamond DeShields to open scoring for the game, the Dukes jumped out to an early 14-6 lead. The Lady Vols battled back, though, going on a 27-9 run to end the first quarter and begin the second.Tennessees offense found a spark in the second stanza, dropping 28 points on the Dukes. The effort wass UTs third-highest scoring quarter ever. Cyber Monday Ray Ban 2019. The team also found success in scoring from the charity stripe, converting 13-of-16 of their free throws.Forty-six first half points was the most the Lady Vols have scored in an opening half since scoring 63 against Central Arkansas in last seasons opener. Nared led UT in the half with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting and five rebounds.The Lady Vols started slow to begin the second half, scoring only 12 points and shooting 24 percent (4-of-17) from the field in the third quarter, but UT held a two-point lead going into the final period.After a 3-pointer by James Madison gave them a 59-58 lead with 9:52 remaining in the game, Tennessee would bounce back with a 16-4 run over the next 4 minutes of play. The Lady Vols shot 75 percent (6-of-8) from the field during the stretch. UT would never look back after run, cruising through the remainder of the quarter to win its season opener.The Lady Vols return home Sunday to face Navy at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. ET and will feature an online-only broadcast through SEC Network + on WatchESPN. ' ' '

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