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Keothavong’s Auckland semi to be shown on TV

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:07

Anne Keothavong fans will be able to enjoy action from her ASB Classic semi-final against Elena Vesnina on British television.

The British No.1 faces the Russian in the second semi-final of the day at the $220,000 Sony Ericsson WTA Tour event in Auckland on Friday.

Highlights will be shown on British Eurosport 2 between 10.30-11.30am on Friday morning with a repeat at 9pm on Friday on British Eurosport.

Keothavong is appearing in a WTA Tour semi-final for the second time in her career following three impressive victories at her first tournament of 2009.

In round one the 25-year-old world No.60 beat Croatian Mirjana Lucic, before a shock straight-sets victory against eighth seed Carla Suarez Navarro in round two.

Keothavong booked her spot in the semis when her quarter-final opponent, Japans Ayumi Morita, quit their match with a leg injury on Thursday after Keothavong had taken the first set 6-0.

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