Sara Errani made good on her No.9 seed, reaching the quarters before falling to doubles partner Roberta Vinci.
Daniela Hantuchova, the No.2 seed and a former champion in Linz, signed autographs for her many Austrian fans.
Polona Hercog made it through the qualifying but would end up falling to German No.2 Julia Goerges, 64 46 64.
Germany's Top 2, Andrea Petkovic and Julia Goerges, kept everything in check during a practice session.
Latvian No.1 Anastasija Sevastova was a quarterfinalist in Beijing last week but fell first round in Linz.
Ana Ivanovic was a last-minute replacement but rocked the early rounds, losing seven games to reach the quarters.
Former Top 5 player Anna Chakvetadze's recent resurgence hit a roadblock named Sybille Bammer in the first round.
Andrea Petkovic at an autograph session. Petkovic didn't lose a set en route to the semifinals in Linz.
Sybille Bammer, Austria's No.1 and a former Top 20 player in the world, during her first round victory.
Julia Goerges was interviewed on court by Barbara Schett after upsetting No.5 seed Petra Kvitova in the 16s.
Former Top 15 player Eleni Daniilidou made it through qualifying and into the main draw quarters before falling.
Andrea Petkovic took some time out from her Generali Ladies Linz run for a photo shoot with the tournament cars.
Roberta Vinci battled past good friend, fellow Italian and doubles partner Sara Errani in the quarterfinals.
The Generali Ladies Linz trophy. The tournament celebrated its 20th anniversary on the circuit this year.
Ana Ivanovic saved a set point in the first set and eventually got past Julia Goerges in the quarters, 76(6) 62.
Ana Ivanovic stormed into her first final of 2010, beating Roberta Vinci in the semis, then signed for the fans.
Andrea Petkovic fought hard but wound up falling to Patty Schnyder in the semifinals in a marathon, 62 46 75.
Margalita Chakhnashvili, Anna Chakvetadze and Polona Hercog visited a local steel factory during some down time.
Patty Schnyder beat her third straight seed in the semifinals, edging No.6 seed Andrea Petkovic, 7-5 third set.
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Renata Voracova, doubles partners this week, during a meet and greet reception.