Wozniacki downs Schiavone in Brussels Open last four

Brussels: Caroline Wozniacki gained a valuable confidence boost ahead of next week`s French Open when she beat last year`s Roland Garros winner Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in their Brussels Open semi-final on Friday.

The Danish world number one and Schiavone have both been in patchy form of late and Wozniacki outlasted the tiring Italian in an entertaining if error-strewn encounter.

Wozniacki will play China`s Peng Shuai in Saturday`s final before heading to Paris where she faces Japan`s Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round as she starts her bid for a first grand slam title.

Peng defeated number two seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-3 in the other semi-final in the Belgian capital.

Bureau Report

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