Kirilenko secures semi-final spot
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:50
The defending champion was pushed all the way by the world number 50 but eventually prevailed 7-5 7-6 (7/5) to set up a clash with Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm.
Date Krumm booked her place in the semis by ousting top seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 6-4.
Anna-Lena Gronefeld of Germany also progressed by defeating Chinese Taipei’s Chan Yung-jan 6-0 2-6 7-5, and her semi-final opponent will be second seed Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, who defeated Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-3.