Roland Garros ladies semi finals

5 06 2009

DSCN2699Safina(1) beats Cibulkova(20) 6-3 6-3

This match was a lot closer then the score-line implies. Safina played mediocre and moved sluggish out there. Today the news came in that she has a flu which explains a lot. Cibulkova showed her promise occasionally but tried at times to out hit Safina on the baseline which is a no-no on clay. The problem with Cibulkova though is that she doesn;t have a B-game. All those unforced errors at break point showed that. Safina has to play less erratic in the final to win the title.

Kuznetsova(7) beats Stosur 6-4 6-7 6-3

This seemed to be an easy match for Svetlana until 4-2 in the second set. Then Stosur started attacking more and Kuznetsova had problems with her ankles and was moving bad. Fortunately for Kuznetsova, Stosur started to make some mistakes on key points like 2-2 in the third. Svetlana was, as against Serena Williams, able to raise her game again and closed out the third set fairly comfortable in the end.

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