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Singles - Third Round: (2) Samantha Stosur def. Galina Voskoboeva 6-3 4-6 6-2
This match was halted by rain the night before, and Samantha Stosur's lead from Thursday was the main thing that won her the first set. She didn't look particularly good in the second, either, but she had just enough time to get back on course. She leaves Galina Voskoboeva around #44.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (2) Samantha Stosur def. (WC) Venus Williams 6-3 4-6 6-3
Pretty impressive for Samantha Stosur: More than two sets in her first match, then winning a two and a quarter hour match here. In the process, she prevented a Williams/Williams matchup. It's hard to imagine Stosur will have much left for Saturday, but she can't move above #5 this week anyway, so maybe it doesn't matter much.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (9) Lucie Safarova def. (4) Vera Zvonareva 6-3 6-3
The disasters just keep coming for Vera Zvonareva. She falls to #10, with Serena Williams up to #9. Lucie Safarova is still at #24; another win would take her to #23.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (5) Serena Williams def. (6) Sabine Lisicki 4-1, retired (ankle)
There's something you don't see too often: Serena Williams the healthier player on the court! She leaves Sabine Lisicki still stuck at #13.
Singles - Quarterfinal: (14) Polona Hercog def. (13) Nadia Petrova 6-1 6-2
Still not much movement for Polona Hercog, but she should rise to ##6, and she finally seems to be on track again.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: (1) Huber/Raymond def. Jans-Ignacik/Kudryavtseva 7-5 6-2
The best surface to beat Huber/Raymond is certainly clay, but it obviously didn't make much difference here.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Grandin/Uhlirova def. (2) Peschke/Srebotnik 7-6(10-8) 6-2
Obviously Katarina Srebotnik still has a few things to work on.
Doubles - Quarterfinal: (WC) Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova def. (3) Mirza/Vesnina 6-7(2-7) 7-5 10-7 (Match TB)
Doubles - Quarterfinal: Medina Garrigues/Shvedova def. (4) Hlavackova/Hradecka 7-6(7-2) 6-3
Last week, Yaroslava Shvedova lost to her usual doubles partner Vania King. Here, she beat King in the first round, and now has a win over a Top Ten team. That must feel pretty good....