Friday, February 24, 2012

Jankovic advances to Dubai semifinals

Jelena Jankovic upset 4th seed seed Sam Stosur in the Dubai quarterfinals Thursday, defeating her 6-4, 6-2. Jankovic, who is seeded 8th, will play Agnieszka Radwanska in the semifinals. Radwanska beat the ailing Sabine Lisicki.

Also winning in the quarterfinals was Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 7-5. And Julia Goerges, in an entertaining and high-quality match, defeated Daniela Hantuchova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The two had never before played each other, and Goerges said it took her a set to figure out ways to throw Hantuchova off of her game. The German, who will play Wozniacki in the semifinals, hit 49 winners. Here's hoping that the Dubai final is as good as this match was.

In Memphis, the four who advanced to the semifinals were Marina Erakovic, Alberta Brianti, Sofia Arvidsson, and Vera Dushevina. And in Monterrey, Timea Babos, Greta Arn, Mandy Minella, and Patricia Mayr-Achleitner advanced. Babos upset 3rd seed Sorana Cirstea in three sets.

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