KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd, both questionable coming into the $1.8-million International Players Championships because of knee problems, reached the semifinals Wednesday.
Connors, seeded No. 6, beat Derrick Rostagno, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Lloyd, the No. 2-seeded woman, continued her mastery of ninth-seeded Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany with a 6-2, 7-5 victory.
Meanwhile, Stefan Edberg and Mats Wilander, the two Swedes who played in the semifinals here last year, were knocked out. Ninth-seeded Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia upset the second-seeded Edberg, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, and fourth-seeded Yannick Noah of France ousted the fifth-seeded Wilander, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 2-6, 7-6.
In the night match, top-seeded Ivan Lendl steamrolled local favorite Jay Berger, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. Lendl overcame tricky windy conditions and a hostile crowd rooting for Berger, from nearby Plantation, Fla.