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Wins for Jankovic, Radwanska, Wozniacki and Goerges in Dubai quarters

Friday, February 24 2012 by SNTV

  • Intro:

    US Open champion Sam Stosur of Australia was dumped out of the Dubai Tennis Championships at the quarter-final stage by Serbia's Jelena Jankovic.

    She will meet Agnieszka Radwanska for a place in the final, after the Polish number five seed dismissed Germany's Sabine Lisicki.

    Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki beat Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and will meet unseeded Julia Goerges of Germany in the semis after she came back from a set down to beat Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova.


    Groundhog Day for Australia's Sam Stosur.

    The US Open Champion dumped out of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

    In the quarter-finals, just like last year.

    And by the same player.

    Serbia's Jelena Jankovic doing the double over the number 4 seed.

    Stosur let down by her forehand and her serve.

    Losing 3 games in a row.

    Jankovic serving up an ace to take the first set 6-4 in 46 minutes.

    Stosur does her best to get back in the game.

    Showing some fight to level the second set at 2-all.

    But that was the last game she would win.

    Her opponent just too strong.

    Keeping up the pressure.

    Until match point in the second set.

    The number 8 seed takes the match 6-4 6-2 in just under an hour and a half.

    Cruising into the semis.

    An easier job that last year,

    Just straight sets this time.

    Hoping she can surpass her performance in 2011.

    Knocked out in semis by the eventual champion, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.

    This time round she'll face Poland's Agnieszka Radwankska.

    The number 5 seed putting out the number 9, Germany's Sabine Lisicki.

    Red again beating white in the quarters.

    Radwanska ready for anything her opponent can throw at her.

    Taking the first set 6-2 when Lisicki puts her return wide.

    In the second set the German serves with match point against her.

    She thinks she's done enough but Radwanksa manages to get the ball back.

    A relatively easy 6-2 6-1 win.

    Next up was reigning champion Caroline Wozniacki.

    The number three seed, the highest left in the draw, taking on Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in the battle of former world number ones.

    Wozniacki took an early lead, but after that, neither player seemed able to hold their serve with four breaks in a row early on.

    Ivanovic had her chances but failed to take them allowing Woznaicki a 5-2 lead which saw her eventually take the first set 6-3.

    The reigning champion had a tougher second set.

    She served for the match 5-4 up but Ivanovic fought back to levelthe set 5-all.

    Wozniacki served for the set again at 6-5.

    This time her persistence paid off.

    And after the longest rally of the encounter, Ivanovic hit the ball long, handing Wozniacki a 6-3, 7-5 victory in just over an hour and a half.

    Unforced errors and consistency the difference between the two players, leaving the 21 year-old Dane just one game away from the final.

    That's if she can get past Germany's Julia Goerges in the semis.

    The world number 19 managing to get the better of Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in an evenly matched encounter.

    Hantuchova took the first set 6-4 but Goerges fought back to level the match at one set all.

    The German easing away in the third to book her place in the last four with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win after two hours and 15 minutes on court.

    Goerges won only her second tournament last year in Stuttgart, beating Wozniacki in the final. Their next game however should be a different proposition altogether.

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