Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Serena Advances, Dementieva Downs Dinara for Spot in the Sydney Semis

World number 1 Serena Williams continued her mauling of the Medibank International draw when she surrendered just four games in an absolute beat down of Vera Duchevina. Victoria Azarenka dropped the 1st set of her quarterfinal encounter with Dominika Chibulkova, but showed resilience in coming back for a 3-set win. In the most anticipated match of the day, Elena Dementieva made quick work of the world's 2nd ranked player, Dinara Safina, trouncing the Russian 3 and 2. Aravane Rezai also won in straight sets, crushing Flavia Pennetta.

Women's Singles- Quarterfinals

Serena Williams (1) def. Vera Dushevina 6-2, 6-2
Elena Dementieva (5) def. Dinara Safina (2) 6-2, 6-3
Victoria Azarenka (6) def. Dominika Cibulkova 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Aravane Rezai def. Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-0

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