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LINZ, AUSTRIA (TICKER) -- Lindsay Davenport and Jelena Dokic, two of the WTA Tour's most successful players in recent weeks, appear to be on a collision course to square off in their second final in as many weeks.

Top-seeded Davenport extended her tour winning streak to 10 matches on Friday with a 6-1, 7-6 (9-7) quarterfinal victory over sixth-seeded Sandrine Testud of France at the $565,000 Generali Ladies Open.

Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia, the third seed, won for the 10th time in her last 11 matches, advancing to the semifinals with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Alexandra Stevenson of the United States.

On Saturday, Davenport faces No. 7 Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, while Dokic takes on unseeded Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan.

Davenport, the defending champion, has won her last two tournaments. Sunday's victory over Dokic at the Swisscom Challenge at Zurich was her sixth title of the season and 36th of her career.

The 25-year-old Davenport has not lost before the quarterfinals of any of the 15 tournaments she has played this year, despite missing three months in the middle of the season with a right knee bone bruise.

Dokic won her third title of the year earlier this month at the Kremlin Cup. She also capture the Italian Open crown in May and the Princess Cup at Tokyo last month.

The teenager has reached the final in four of her last five events, beginning with her appearance in the championship match at the Brasil Open in September.

Maleeva earned her fifth semifinal berth of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Chanda Rubin of the United States. She won her eighth career title at the Budapest Open in April.

Tulyaganova looks set to move into the top 20 in the WTA rankings with her 6-2, 6-4 win over Russian qualifier Tatiana Panova. The 19-year old advanced to her first career semifinal of a Tier II tournament.
 
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