Second-seeded Lindsay Davenport fell behind early but rallied to beat Mashona Washington, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, in the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic on Friday.
The fifth-ranked Davenport reached the semifinals of this event for the 10th time in 11 appearances. She won the title twice and reached the finals on two other occasions.
"(Washington) surprised me with the way she came out," Davenport said. "She was being aggressive and going for shots, and her serve was great."
Davenport meets either fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone or eighth-seeded Maria Vento-Kabchi in the semifinals.
Sixth-seeded Amy Frazier knocked off third-seeded Patty Schnyder, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to reach her second Bank of the West semifinal. Frazier meets the winner of a later match between top-seeded Venus Williams and fifth-seeded Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi.
Arias to face Krickstein
Jimmy Arias and Aaron Krickstein, both of whom were once the No. 5-ranked tennis player in the world, will face off in an exhibition match at 7 p.m. July 25 at Amherst Hills Tennis Club, 5959 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.
Arias, the former tennis prodigy from Grand Island, won five professional singles titles, all before age 20. He now lives in Sarasota, Fla.
Krickstein is the holder of 11 ATP singles titles.
After their singles match, Arias and Krickstein will team in doubles against Luke and Murphy Jensen, the brothers who won the 1993 French Open doubles championship.
The exhibitions will be played indoors. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association.
Tickets, priced at $15, are available at Amherst Hills and at JB's Tennis Shop, 5538 Main St. Call 632-8600 for more information.
Fish sinks in quarterfinals
LOS ANGELES -- Mardy Fish became the latest seeded player to lose at the Mercedes-Benz Cup, leaving Andre Agassi as the only seed remaining in the tournament.
Fish, the third seed, was beaten 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) by Cyril Saulnier of France in the quarterfinals.