Saturday, August 11, 2012

Li advances to semifinals in Montreal

Li Na, whose season has been quite disappointing, handily defeated 2nd seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-1 in Rogers Cup play today. Li has now advanced to the semifinals and will play Lucie Safarova for a spot in the final. Safarova's run has been impressive; she took out both Sam Stosur and Roberta Vinci. Both Vinci and Radwanska had to play two matches today, it should be noted, because of rain delays. In her first round of the day, Vinci beat Angelique Kerber.

Also advancing to the semifinals were Petra Kvitova and Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki defeated Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4, and Kvitova defeated Tamira Paszek 6-3, 6-2. In the third round, Kvitova pretty much ran over Marion Bartoli.

Top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond were defeated in the doubles semifinals today by 3rd seeds Nadia Petrova--that would be Olympic medal winner Nadia Petrova--and Katarina Srebotnik.

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