Friday, February 8, 2008

Paris semifinals set

Daniela Hantuchova hurt her hand in the middle of her quarterfinal match against Agnes Szavay, and easily gave up the second set and the match. I do not know if Hantuchova was suffering with a blister or some other type of hand injury. Szavay def. Hantuchova, 7-6, 6-1

Kateryna Bondarenko put up a really good fight in her first round against Elena Dementieva, but things changed after that. Dementieva def. Bondarenko, 7-5, 6-2

According to those who saw the match, Virginie Razzano got down with some hijinks, i.e., imitating Marion Bartoli, during their quarterfinal match. The hijinks were not enough, though: Bartoli def. Razzano, 6-1, 7-6

Finally, while I cannot speak about the first two sets--I was gone--the third set between Anna Chakvetadze and Amelie Mauresmo was a series of breaks, one after another, until Chakvetadze served at 4-3 and was able to hold. She then broke Mauresmo again, held, and put an end to the match. Chakvetadze def. Mauresmo, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Number 1 seed Chakvetadze will play number 3 seed Bartoli in the semifinals, and number 4 seed Dementieva will play number 7 seed Szavay.

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