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Dementieva battles to reach semis


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:05

Dementieva lost the opening set to Andrea Petkovic before bouncing back to earn a 3-6 6-4 6-2 victory.

The win will see Dementieva go forward to face American teenager Melanie Oudin, who likewise came from behind to top 2008 finalist Agnes Szavay 2-6 6-4 6-2.

The other semi-final will be contested by second seed Flavia Pennetta and Lucie Safarova, who progressed earlier in the day.

Pennetta cruised past fellow Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-1 6-3 to earn the meeting with Safarova, a 6-3 6-0 victory over sixth-seed Shahar Peer.

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