DUDI SELA CROUCHING 224.88.
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Dudi Sela squandered a superb opportunity to advance to the semifinals of the Ordina Open in the Netherlands on Thursday, losing 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to world number 866 Raemon Sluiter.
The 24-year-old, ranked number 47 in the world, will now turn his attention to Wimbledon, which begins Monday.
Meanwhile, Ivan Navarro upset defending champion David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 in a match between Spaniards to reach the Ordina Open semifinals.
Ferrer didn't convert any of his five break points in this grass-court tuneup for Wimbledon.
Benjamin Becker of Germany, who beat top-seeded Fernando Verdasco in the second round, also advanced to the semifinals by edging Michael Llodra of France 7-6 (6), 7-5.
Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium set up a semifinal with Francesca Schiavone by cruising past Kristina Barrois of Germany 6-1, 6-1.
Schiavone also had little trouble in her quarterfinal, beating Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-1, 6-3.
Virginie Razzano followed up her defeat of top-seeded Elena Dementieva by beating defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach the semifinals of the Eastbourne Championships on Thursday.
A French finalist was guaranteed as Marion Bartoli defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1, 6-4 to set up a meeting with Razzano.
Caroline Wozniacki is the only seed remaining in the women's draw after the sixth-seeded Dane swept past Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2.
Wozniacki will next face Aleksandra Wozniak, who took just 45 minutes to oust former-finalist Vera Dushevina 6-1, 6-0.