Ivanovic, Peng out of Birmingham

Birmingham: Serbian second seed Ana Ivanovic and Chinese third seed Peng Shuai were both knocked out of the WTA Birmingham grasscourt tournament on Saturday in the semi-finals.

Former world number one Ivanovic lost a hard-fought battle with Slovak fourth seed Daniela Hantuchova, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-2.

She will meet Sabine Lisicki in Sunday`s final after the German got the better of Peng 6-3, 6-1.

Bureau Report