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The power-hitting of Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens proved too much for Daria Gavrilova to handle in their Italian Open quarterfinal.

The world No.20 Bertens dismissed Gavrilova with a 6-3 6-3 victory, producing a barrage of heavy forehands that the Australian could not withstand.

Bertens broke Gavrilova twice in each set, attacking the world No.33’s second serve.

The win books Bertens a semifinal against tournament sixth seed and the winner of the Madrid Open, Simona Halep.

Gavrilova, who reached the quarterfinals after coming through qualifying, will now focus her sights on Roland Garros and the French Open.