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Roddick battles into Memphis semifinals

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  • Top seed Andy Roddick battles through to semifinals of the Memphis Open
  • Roddick hits 11 aces on his way to three-set win over compatriot Sam Querry
  • In-form Czech Radek Stepanek sees off second seed Juan Martin del Potro
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(CNN) -- Top seed Andy Roddick is through to the semifinals of the Memphis Open after a battling three-set victory over fellow-American Sam Querry on Friday.

Andy Roddick was taken to three sets before reaching the last four of the Memphis Open.

Andy Roddick was taken to three sets before reaching the last four of the Memphis Open.

Roddick hit 11 aces on his way to a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory and will now face a rejuventated Lleyton Hewitt for a place in Sunday's final.

Australian former world number one Hewitt secured his place in the last four with a comfortable 6-2 6-3 success over Belgian Christope Rochus.

There was a suprise in the other half of the draw when in-form Czech Radek Stepanek, the fifth seed, claimed a straight sets win over second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.

Stepanek, who is already seeking his third title of the season, will now face Israeli qualifier Dudi Sela after a 7-6 6-4 win.

Meanwhile, as expected, the women's final will be between top-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki and second-seeded Belarussian Victoria Azarenka.

Wozniacki crushed Briton Anne Keothavong 6-1 6-0 in just 55 minutes while Azarenka outlasted Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4 3-6 7-6.

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