Peer sets up Wickmayer semi


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:58

The 22-year-old, who has twice before exited this competition in the quarter-finals, will face her friend Yanina Wickmayer in Friday’s semi-final after the third seed easily accounted for Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm 6-2 6-2.

The pair have never completed a competitive match, with Peer forced to retire hurt in the early stages of their only previous meeting in Estoril last May.

The second semi-final will be an all-Italian affair between top seed Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone, both of whom enjoyed comfortable last-eight wins.

Pennetta saw off Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova 6-1 6-2, while Schiavone was a 6-2 6-3 victor against Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in the late match.


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