Serena Williams vs. Li Na
Serena seems to be back on track with her easy victory over Simona Halep. She will face a fresh Li Na, who was gifted a place in the semi-finals after Radwanska withdrew. Serena has never won here before, so she will be eager to add this to her already impressive resume. Li needs to be firing in all cylinders to upset the American. Possible? Definitely. But Serena will weather the storm and emerge the winner, as Li will be too eager to end points and commit the unnecessary errors.
Pick: Serena Williams in 2 sets
Jelena Jankovic vs. Victoria Azarenka
Re-entering the top 10, Jankovic will have nothing to lose against Azarenka. The Serb will definitely go out swinging against the number 2 player. However, Azarenka seems to thrive in beating players with a more developed defensive game than aggressive players. She is impeccable against the best defenders on tour like Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki. So I expect her to dismantle Jankovic as well.
Pick: Azarenka in 2 sets