Top seed Jelena Jankovic was defeated 6-4, 6-3 in the Nurnberg semifinals today by Andrea Petkovic. Petkovic's opponent in the final will be Simona Halep, who beat Lucie Safarova 6-3 0-6, 6-2 in the semifinals.
In Birmingham, Francesca Schiavone did what she seems to like to do frequently: She played a very long match (3 hours and almost 23 minutes). She lost, however, to Daniela Hantuchova. Hantuchova beat her 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 in the quarterfinals. Also going out were 3rd seed Sorana Cirstea (def. by Donna Vekic) and Madison Keys (def. by Magdalena Rybarikova). Rybarikova won the second set 6-0.