Thursday, October 1, 2009

Down to 4 in Tokyo

It took three hours, but Li Na emerged the winner in her semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka. Li upset Azarenka 6-7, 7-6, 7-6.

Jelena Jankovic reversed her recent losing record against Marion Bartoli, defeating her 6-4, 6-3 in a match that featured seven breaks of serve.

In the other quarterfinal matches, Maria Sharapova defeated Iveta Benesova 6-4, 7-5, and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, the team of Alisa Kleybanova and Francesca Schiavone received a walkover from Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina because of Vesnina's thigh strain. And Daniela Hantuchova and Ai Sugiyama upset the 2nd seeds, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual.

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