Tennis: Mauresmo into Strasbourg semis

25th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

STRASBOURG, France, May 24, 2007 (AFP) - Top seed Amelie Mauresmo overcame her French compatriot Emilie Loit 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to seal a place in the semi-finals of the WTA tournament here on Thursday.

STRASBOURG, France, May 24, 2007 (AFP) - Top seed Amelie Mauresmo overcame her French compatriot Emilie Loit 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 to seal a place in the semi-finals of the WTA tournament here on Thursday.

Mauresmo, who is using this event on clay to prepare for the French Open, will face the winner of the quarter-final between France's Marion Bartoli and Russia's Elena Vesnina later Thursday.

Mauresmo said afterwards: "I had a real battle today. It was a close match, I started well but then I let things go a bit although I played better than yesterday. I'll need to get better towards the end of this week."

The winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon last year Mauresmo is appearing here after suffering a second round shock to Australia's Samantha Stosur last week.

Strasbourg is only her third event since appendix surgery in February.


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