Top two seeds at the Brussels Open had a rest in the quarterfinal after their difficult second round wins. No.1 seed Caroline Wozniacki played only two full games when her opponent, Yanina Wickmayer, retired with a low back injury. Second seed Vera Zvonareva won the first ten games and lost only one game in her match-up with Alexandra Dulgheru.
Seed No.3 Francesca Schiavone defeated Ayumi Morita 6-2 6-3 in the quarterfinals and will play the top-ranked Wozniacki in the semis. It will be an interesting encounter ahead of the French Open, as even though the Dane won their last three encounters, it was Schiavone who was victorious in their only match on clay and it was last year at the French Open.
As for Zvonareva, she will play Peng Shuai in the semifinals, to whom she hasn’t lost in their seven meetings. The eighth-seeded Peng defeated Sofia Arvidsson in the quarters and reached her fourth semifinal of the season. (photo: sr_cranks)