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Caroline Wozniacki def. Daniela Hantuchova 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4
Story of Daniela's life. How many times have we seen Daniela so close to victory but choke badly and make retarded mistakes at crucial points? If Daniela had the mental strength of Wozniacki, She would have been a perennial top 10 player. Wozniacki does what she does best, scrambling and waiting for mistakes as usual. The Dane is just one win away from a return to the top ten and I believe she will take this title easily as the rest of the field is... abysmal.
Roberta Vinci def. Hsieh Su-Wei 6-1 6-2
Despite being the only player with 2 international titles, Hsieh bombed out of the tournament suffering lopsided losses in all her matches. This shows that Hsieh is not yet ready to consistently play with the top guns yet. Vinci did well compared to her dreadful match against Wozniacki and could be a real contender for the title if she cleans up her game. The Italian veteran advances to the semi-finals with this win as both Hantuchova and Hsieh cannot overtake her regardless of their last match.
Nadia Petrova def. Maria Kirilenko 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3
Kirilenko loses a heartbreaker to her doubles partner Nadia Petrova. Kirilenko withdrew from the tournament shortly after this match so I believe she has some health problems during this encounter. Nadia is enjoying a good revival and I believe will break the top 10 with some good results in the beginning of next year. At the grand old age of 30, who would have thought that Nadia would still be going strong? Well done to Petrova for not giving up despite less than stellar results for the past couple of years.