Friends and doubles partners Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta will oppose one another in the semifinals in Bastad tomorrow. 4th seed Dulko won her quarterfinal match today when her opponent, Ana Vrljik, retired with a hamstring muscle strain. Top seed Pennetta defeated Jill Craybas 6-4, 6-4 in a match that lasted two hours.
The other semifinal will feature two of the most prominent players of the clay court season--3rd seed Lucie Safarova and 2nd seed Aravane Rezai.
Meanwhile, in Budapest, there were two upsets today in the second round. Wild card Alize Cornet defeated 3rd seed Timea Bacsinszky 6-0, 6-4, and Zuzana Ondraskova defeated 6th seed Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-0.