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Latest update : 2009-05-16

France's Amelie Mauresmo battled back from one set down to beat Hungarian Agnes Szavay, 5-7 6-1 6-1. The two-times Grand Slam winner will face Danish Caroline Wozniacki in last four of the Madrid Open.

REUTERS - Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo fought back from a set down to beat Hungarian Agnes Szavay 5-7 6-1 6-1 on Friday and clinch a place in the last four of the Madrid Open.

The French two-times grand slam winner, now 21st in the rankings after reaching the number one spot in 2004, looked to be regaining her form ahead of the French Open which starts at the end of this month.

She broke the Szavay serve in the first, third and seventh games of the third set and punched the air in triumph when the Hungarian netted a forehand on the first match point.

Mauresmo will play Caroline Wozniacki for a place in Sunday's final after the Danish teenager defeated Vera Dushevina 6-0 6-4 earlier on Friday.

Wozniacki, the ninth seed, was helped by some poor serving from the Russian qualifier and broke six times on the clay in the new Magic Box stadium.

She is projected to become the first Danish woman to break into the top 10 when the WTA rankings are updated on Monday.

In other quarter-finals on Friday, number one Dinara Safina, bidding for a second straight claycourt title after her success in Rome last week, meets Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko and fourth seed Jelena Jankovic takes on Swiss Patty Schnyder.

Date created : 2009-05-15

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