Wozniak out, Wozniacki and Kvitova into the Semifinals in Montreal

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Aleksandra Wozniak’s fairytale run at her hometown tournament ended on Saturday when she was defeated by the 7th seed Caroline Wozniacki.  Trying to become the first Canadian player to reach the semifinals at Montreal, the wildcard came up short, losing 6-4, 6-4.  Coming off an three-set victory over American Varvara Lepchenko earlier in the day, Wozniacki stepped onto the court and found herself immediately challenged by her opponent.  The Danish no. 1 was threatened on her serve but did well to defend and stay aggressive against the hometown favourite.  The pair battled it out in both sets with Wozniacki gaining the upper hand in each.  She eventually took the match after 1 hour and 50 minutes and will face 5th seed Petra Kvitova in the semifinals.

In a tournament riddled with upsets and injuries, Petra Kvitova has made it through the tournament without too much drama.  Aside from a 1-set hiccup in her 2nd round match, she handily defeated Marion Bartoli (6-1, 6-1) and Tamira Paszek (6-3, 6-2) in the 3rd round and quarterfinals respectively.  In both matches, Kvitova established herself has the dominant player losing her serve just twice.  The former Wimbledon champion is looking strong going into her semifinal match against Caroline Wozniacki.  The Dane has a 3-2 head-to-head advantage over her opponent, though Kvitova was the victor in their last hard court match in the 2011 WTA Championships.

The winner will face 10th seed Li Na in the final.

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