Groth, Do­kic go into semis

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

AUS­TRALIANS Jarmila Groth and Je­lena Do­kic are both into the semi-fi­nals of the WTA Tour’s Malaysian Open. Fourth-seeded Groth had to battle to down No. 6 Ayumi Morita of Ja­pan 7-5 3-6 7-5. Do­kic reached her first WTA semi-fi­nal in seven years by beat­ing Bo­jana Jo­vanovski of Ser­bia 7-6 ( 7-4) 6-2. For­mer world No. 4 Do­kic drifted away from the WTA Tour from 2004 to 2008 be­fore be­com­ing the first wild­card to reach a grand slam quar­ter-fi­nal at the 2009 Aus­tralian Open in front of home fans.

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