Mary should and probably could not play in the fed cup...this loose against Jidkova is her "less worst" defeat in that end of season...Mary has to take some rest...really...
Jidkova beat top seed Mary Pierce, 64 76(8).
"I tried to use the same tactics as last week - mix it up and not just rally," said Jidkova, whose varied shots forced errors from Pierce, especially on the forehand side.
Jidkova claimed the only break in the match in the very first game for the early advantage. Her serve rarely faltered, which proved crucial in securing the win.
"Holding serve was the key for me," said Jidkova, who needed five match points in the decisive tie-break. "I wish I had a good serve at 6-4 in the tie-break, but it was nice to win on an ace."
"She played a good match and served very well," said Pierce, the only seed in the quarterfinals. "I made too many errors in the second set, which made a big difference."
Jidkova is now through to her second semifinal of the year, after Vancouver in August. She faces qualifier Abigail Spears, who advanced to her first career Tier III semifinal with a win over Lubomira Kurhajocova, 64 76(4).