Kvitova and Jankovic to play in Linz semis

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Top seed Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic dismissed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament.

The Wimbledon champion dominated throughout the whole match and will play Serbian Jelena Jankovic in the semifinals.

Former world no.1 Jankovic battled her way to the semis as she beat Evgeniya Rodina of Russia 6-2, 6-4.

In the other semifinal Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, who defeated Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1, will meet Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic. Safarova overcame Sorana Cirstea of Romania 7-5, 6-2 and will be hoping to reach her third final of the year.

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Thanks for the blog Maria! And good that you ejenyod the Team Tournament. That Trophy is nearly as tall as you! All your fans arewaiting for the new season too start, and will be supporting you as always!


Merry Christmas Maria. Great to hear you so uaepbt. Well played in the Czech Republic. Just the tonic before hard training in Spain to start 2011. It's been such a pleasure for me to follow your adventures in 2010. To watch you play courtside, when possible. So exciting.On TV, when broadcast. On your website, most days. Your regular fans maybe know you quite well by now. We follow your progress with the same enthusiasm as being there. Thanks Maria. Its been so much fun.