Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Semifinals set in Sydney

2011 Sydney champion Li Na will play world 2nd seed Petra Kvitova in the Sydney semifinals on Friday. Li, seeded 4trh, defeated quarterfinal opponent Lucie Safarova in straight sets, and Kvitova defeated Daniela Hantuchova, also in straight sets.

In the other semifinal, 7th seed Agnieszka Radwanska will take on 3rd seed Victoria Azarenka. Radwanska defeated top seed Caroline Wozniacki, and Azarenka defeated 8th seed Marion Bartoli. Wozniacki has a wrist injury, and we should get more news about that soon.

In doubles, seeds 1, 2 and 4 are into the semifinals, as is the unseeded team of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.

It's been raining a lot in Hobart, so play has been delayed several times. U.S. Open semifinalist Angelique Kerbe has reached the quarterfinals, as have top seed Yanina Wickmayer and Anna Chakvetadze. Chakvetadze will play Shahar Peer on Friday. 2nd seed Anabel Medina Garrigues was upset by Mona Barthel in the second round.

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