Dubai: Day 5 Gallery
Ferocious forehands and blistering backhands were on the Quarterfinal Friday menu.
Published February 18, 2011 12:00
Shahar Peer put up a good fight but lost to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the quarters.
By virtue of her quarterfinal victory over Shahar Peer, Caroline Wozniacki will return to No.1.
Samantha Stosur had won her last two meetings with Jelena Jankovic in straights, but not this time.
Jelena Jankovic edged Samantha Stosur, 63 57 76(4), to reach her first semifinal since last June.
Svetlana Kuznetsova went into her quarterfinal having won four in a row against Agnieszka Radwanska.
In Agnieszka Radwanska's only prior event of the year, she made the quarters at the Australian Open.
Svetlana Kuznetsova won her quarterfinal and will now bounce back into the Top 20 next week.
Svetlana Kuznetsova is a former No.2 with two majors, one French Open and one US Open, to her name.
In the last match of the night, Flavia Pennetta faced Alisa Kleybanova, conqueror of Vera Zvonareva.
Flavia Pennetta beat Alisa Kleybanova, 62 60, her fourth straight set win in their four meetings.