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Stosur advances to last four

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:43

Stosur fought back from a set down to defeat the 14th-seeded Chinese player, who had ousted top seed Dinara Safina on Thursday, 4-6 6-3 6-4 in just over two hours.

Stosur, seeded 13, will take on Sorana Cirstea in the last four.

The Romanian advanced courtesy of a 7-6 (7/4) 1-6 7-5 win against eighth-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska.

The two have met once before with Stosur winning 6-1 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the French Open in June.

It was not a good day for the Radwanska sisters with younger sibling Urszula following Agnieszka out of the competition in the evening as Maria Sharapova’s comeback gathered pace.

The Russian, who recently returned to the tour following 10 months out with a shoulder injury, triumphed 6-4 7-5 to earn a last-four meeting with Flavia Pennetta.

The Italian beat Russia’s Vera Zvonareva 6-4 6-2.

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