Top-seeded Steffi Graf defeated Natalia Zvereva 6-0, 6-1 in a 36-minute match to advance to semifinals of the Virginia Slims of New England.

Sixth-seeded Helena Sukova, eighth-seeded Amy Frazier and unseeded Mercedes Paz advanced to the quarterfinals with third-round victories. Sukova defeated Stephanie Rehe 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Frazier beat Andrea Temesvari 6-3, 7-5, and Paz defeated sixth-seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.Locally . . .