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Family Circle Cup
Singles - Semifinal: (5) Serena Williams def. (2) Samantha Stosur 6-1 6-1
No doubt Serena Williams was extra motivated for this match, which she called one of her best ever, but we have to think this had more to do with the very long day Samantha Stosur had the day before. It makes no rankings difference; Stosur remains #5, and Serena cannot rise above #9 this week.
Singles - Semifinal: (9) Lucie Safarova def. (14) Polona Hercog 6-0 6-0
This, sadly, looks more like the Polona Hercog we saw early in the year. It appears she will be at #36. We show Lucie Safarova at #23; a title would make her #22.
Doubles - Semifinals: Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova def. (1) Huber/Raymond 6-4 7-6(11-9)
Only on clay... as it is, Huber/Raymond almost overcame a set and a break lead. It doesn't affect their top rankings, of course.
To make an obvious observation, it will be quite an Easter Sunday for Lucie Safarova.
Doubles - Semifinals: Medina Garrigues/Shvedova def. Grandin/Uhlirova 6-1 6-3
Let's hope Yaroslava Shvedova can take this into her singles as well.... She and Medina Garrigues are the obvious favorites in the final; apart from the fact that Lucie Safarova will be tired, Medina Garrigues/Shvedova are much higher ranked.