Thursday, August 21, 2008

Semifinals set in New Haven

Alize Cornet was not moving well today in her Pilot Pen quarterfinal match against Daniela Hantuchova. It turns out she sustained a quadriceps injury, which--after she had it wrapped--did not appear to give her as much trouble. Hantuchova gave her some trouble, but--in classic Hantuchova fashion--she also gave her plenty of opportunities. It was not an attractive match, but Cornet managed the upset--3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Amelie Mauresmo looked like...Amelie her match against last year's finalist, Agnes Szavay. Mauresmo blew some chances, but--in general--she served well, moved well and volleyed exquisitely. It was a relief to see her look like herself again.

Caroline Wozniacki upset Marion Bartoli, 6-4, 6-0, and Anna Chakvetadze defeated Sorana Cirstea, 6-3, 6-3.

Mauresmo will play Chakvetadze in tomorrow's semifinals, and Cornet will play Wozniacki.

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