In the first of Saturday’s semi final matches, Roberta Vinci completely outclassed Annika Beck by repeating her quarter final feat of allowing her opponent just one game. Playing aggressive and pin point accurate tennis, the wily Italian pulled out all her doubles skills too, with glorious drop shots and great serving and quickly raced to a 3-0 lead before Beck managed to get on the scoreboard, but that was the German’s last shout, as Vinci reeled off the nine games in a row for the win in just forty five minutes on court.
The second semi was between top seed Petra Kvitova and Alexandra Cadantu and this match too seemed to be a complete whitewash by the big serving Czech, who took the first ten games for a 6-0 6-4 lead, but the score does not accurately portray the match, as the Roumanian held 15 game points which Kvitova managed to salvage each time. Cadantu continued playing her game and was rewarded with a four game run of her own to level at 4-4, but Kvitova upped her game when she needed it most, to break and then hold to take the set 6-4 and the match in an hour and twenty minutes to move into the final.
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