Nadal beats Soderling, reaches French Open semis
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Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 23:04
Paris: Rafael Nadal played as if he were still a bit upset about his only loss at Roland Garros, defeating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals for the sixth time.

The five-time champion lost to Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 but defeated him in last year's final. The Spaniard is 43-1 at the clay-court Grand Slam and just two wins from equaling Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles.

Maria Sharapova and Australian Open finalist Li Na reached the women's semifinals and will face each other Thursday.

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First Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 23:04

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