Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Gilles Simon Unsuccessful
French Gilles Simon challenges
Sixth-seeded Gilles Simon failed to repeat his achievement to conquer Rafael Nadal in the 2008 Mutuamadrilena Masters. In the 2009 Australian Open quarter-final, he lost 2-6, 5-7, 5-7. Nadal will face Fernando Verdasco of Spain who vanquised the 2008 Australian Openn finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Second seed Serena Williams goes to the semi-final after downing Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 5-7, 7-5, 6-1. She is the only American semi-finalist for the other semi-finalists are Russian Vera Zvonareva, Elena Dementieva, and Kuznetsova. Dementieva beat Carla Suarez Navarro instraights sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Serena Williams celebrates her win