S. Williams battles back, Kuznetsova out

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Serena Williams has staged a trademark comeback to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova 5-7 7-5 6-1 and secure a place in the Australian Open 2009 semifinals.

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The No. 2 seed looked out of contention when down 7-5 5-3, Kuznetsova was on the brink of a stunning upset. but typically lifted her game when it counted most, wresting momentum back from the Russian to complete a famous victory.

Serena Williams next plays Elena Dementieva in the semifinals.

Quick facts
Kuznetsova had 11 of her 42 unforced errors in the final set; Williams had three in the final set and 27 overall
The Russian struck 32 winners to the 22 recorded by Williams
Williams won double the number of points in the final set (28-14)
Kuznetsova won 11 of 16 points where she came to the net, while Williams was 7-for-15 on net approaches
Both players served five aces

012809 wednesday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images

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