Ivanovic, Date Krumm reach Bali semifinals
BALI, Indonesia : Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic dispatched third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0, 6-1 and wild card Kimiko Date Krumm edged top-seeded Li Na 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the Tournament of Champions on Thursday.
The unseeded Ivanovic won the first 11 games against Pavlyuchenkova, a two-time winner on tour this year. The Serb said winning the Generali Ladies in Austria three weeks ago, ending a two-year title drought, had boosted her confidence.
In the semifinals she`ll meet 40-year-old Date Krumm, who came from 3-1 down in the last set to beat China`s Li, converting her fourth match point when Li double-faulted. No.
2-seeded Aravane Rezai of France plays Alisa Kleybanova of Russia, and No. 4 Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium meets Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia to complete the semifinals lineup in the eight-woman tournament.