Venus dominates Stosur to reach the semi final.

Venus Williams defeated Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Madrid Masters.

In a strong performance, Williams broke the eighth-seeded Stosur’s serve four times.

Williams, who will improve to No. 2 in the rankings behind her sister Serena next week, has won all four meetings with the Australian.

Williams’ next opponent will be Israel’s Shahar Peer, after she beat 13th seed Li Na 6-4 3-6 6-4 in their quarter-final.

Despite the defeat, Stosur’s recent performances are projected to send her to No. 7 in next week’s rankings, the highest held by an Australian since Wendy Turnbull in 1985.

Earlier, Lucie Safarova advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Nadia Petrova.

Safarova has had a fine clay-court season, reaching the quarterfinals in Stuttgart and Rome. She will next face Aravane Rezai who was a surprise winner over Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-4.


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