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Djokovic and Nadal advance to French Open semis

  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and seven-time champ Rafael Nadal are set to face each other in the semifinal of the French Open after both won their respected matches on Wednesday.

    Djokovic beat Tommy Haas, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 while Nadal defeated Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.

    The men's semifinals will be played on Friday. David Ferrer of Spain will play French favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other match.

    On the women’s side, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka were quarterfinal winners.

    Reigning champion Sharapova beat Jelena Jankovic, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3.

    The second-seeded Sharapova will next face third-seeded Azarenka, who posted a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory over Maria Kirilenko.

    The women's semifinals will be played later today with the other match featuring world No. 1 Serena Williams against Sara Errani.

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