Nasdaq-100 Women's Semifinal Predicitons
(1) Serena Williams vs. (25) Eleni Daniilidou
Though Serena has dropped a set while Eleni has not and Serena has not faced a top ten player while Eleni upset a top ten player (Jennifer Capriati), Serena is a much better player than Eleni and she has at this point in the past four years while I don't think Eleni has played a Teir I semifinal and that is going to be the difference in this match.
Serena in two sets, possibly 6-4, 6-3 or 6-4
(5)Elena Dementieva vs. (8)Nadia Petrova
Of the four players left, Nadia has given up the least amount of games and seems to have a solid serve, something that cannot be said for Elena. In addition, she has a pretty good head to head and a winning record on hardcourt. It looks as if she will finally reach her first Tier I final (as she and Maria Sharapova are the only Russian who I think have to ability to win tournaments like this and Grand Slams in the future).
Nadia in two sets (If Elena DF alot), possibly 6-3, 6-3 or three sets if Elena can control her DF's