Friday, February 13, 2009

Semifinals set in Paris

For various reasons, I was able to see only the last Open GDF SUEZ set between Jelena Jankovic and Alize Cornet. I don't know what the rest of match was like, but the last set wasn't pretty. Jankovic's service problem are as bad as they were before she improved her serve (where did she leave that serve, anyway?), and Cornet was just a flat-out emotional mess. Jankovic def. Cornet, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Elena Dementieva had an easy time of it against an obviously spent Nathalie Dechy. I got the impression Dechy had used up all her energy in her win against Patty Schnyder. Dementieva def. Dechy, 6-3, 6-2.

Serena Williams looked out of sorts in her first set against Emelie Loit, but got herself together to win, 6-4, 6-1.

Agnieszka Radwanska is a very good player, but she looked helpless against an in-form Amelie Mauresmo, who was the only one of four Frenchwomen to win her quarterfinal match--6-2, 6-0.

In the semifinals, Mauresmo will face Jelena Jankovic, and Serena Williams will play Elena Dementieva.

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