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Williams loses to Dementieva in Sydney semifinals

Williams loses to Dementieva in Sydney semifinals

Top-seeded Serena Williams lost 6-3, 6-1 to Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva in the Sydney International semifinals on Thursday.
No. 2-ranked Williams, who saved three match points in her three-set quarterfinal win over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark late Wednesday, will head to Melbourne for next week's Australian Open.
Dementieva will now take on fellow Russian and No. 3-ranked Dinara Safina for the Sydney title, a rematch of the Beijing Olympics final.
Second-seeded Safina beat Japan's Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 7-6 (3).


Updated : 2021-05-15 17:41 GMT+08:00