9 Jan 2009

Semi finals day at the ASB Classic

9:55 am on 9 January 2009

Top seed Elena Dementieva of Russia will face last year's runner up Aravane Rezai of France in today's ASB Classic semifinals in Auckland.

In the other semifinal, Anne Keothavong of Great Britain will take on unseeded Elena Vesnina of Russia who upset second seed Caroline Wozniaki of Denmark in three sets in the quarterfinals.

The British number one is ranked number 60 in the world while Vesnina will play only her third WTA semi final.

Dementieva now remains the only heavyweight in the competition by some margin and is one clear favourite to go through today.