Saturday, October 13, 2007


Not content just to take Shahar Peer out of the Bangkok quarterfinals, Flavia Pennetta did one better today and removed Venus Williams from the semifinals, defeating her 6-4, 7-6. Pennetta has had a tough time regaining her form since her injury layoff, but she has worked hard at smaller tournaments, getting her game back, and now that work is paying off. Pennetta will face Chan Yung-Jan in the finals.

Meanwhile, in Moscow, Elena Dementieva could have phoned in her semifinal match against Dinara Safina, who showed up in body only, and lost 6-1, 6-0. The other semifinal was a bit more interesting. Svetlana Kuznetsova kept up with Serena Williams in the first set, but the second set was the Serena Show. Final score: Williams def. Kuznetsova, 7-6, 6-1

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