Sugiyama, Safina advances to semifinals at Medibank Sydney

Dinara Safina has won through to the semifinals of the Medibank International Sydney after winning a tight tussle with Frenchwoman Alize Cornet today 6-3 6-4.

It’s Safina’s second win over Cornet in as many weeks after the pair met at the Hopman Cup event in Perth last week.

Safina will now meet Japan’s Ai Sugiyama in the semifinals after she was handed a walkover by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who withdrew with an abdominal complaint.

Serena Williams win against Caroline Wozniacki to advance to the semi-finals of the Medibank International Sydney. 6-7 (7-5) 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Dementieva needed two hours 43 minutes to score a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory on the Ken Rosewall Arena over Polish Agnieszka Radwanska.

011409 wednesday / photo via Medibank International Sydney

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