18 Apr 2009

Dementieva cruises into tennis semi-finals

3:22 pm on 18 April 2009

Top seed Elena Dementieva has cruised into the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in South Carolina after her opponent Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia retired hurt.

The Russian, who won Olympic gold in Beijing, will meet 5th seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, who trounced France's Virginie Razzano 6-2 6-love.

Dementieva, who had lost only four games in her two previous matches, was leading 6-4 1-love in the quarter-final when the seventh-seeded Slovakian retired with a left thigh injury.