Friday, February 26, 2010

Dementieva to play Bammer in Malaysian Open semifinal

Paris champion Elena Dementieva, seeded first in Kuala Lumpur, will play 6th seed Sybille Bammer in the semifinals. Dementieva defeated 7th seed Magdalena Rybarikova in the quarterfinals, and Bammer defeated Chang Kai-Chen. Bammer has just returned to the tour after she sustained a shoulder injury.

The other semifinal will feature 4th seed Alisa Kleybanova and the unseeded Ayumi Morita. Kleybanova won her quarterfinal match against Anastasia Rodionova, and Morita defeated Chanelle Scheepers. Neither Kleybanova nor Morita has ever competed in a tour final.

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