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Serenna beats Vaidisova, advances to semis

Serena beats Vaidisova, advances to semis

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KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Three-time champion Serena Williams reached the semifinals, beating No. 8-seeded Nicole Vaidisova 6-1, 6-4 at the Sony Ericsson Open Wednesday.

Williams will play for the fourth day in a row Thursday night when she faces No. 14 Shahar Peer. A 19-year-old corporal in the Israeli Army, Peer nearly pulled off an upset against Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in January, losing the third set 8-6.

One day after routing Maria Sharapova, Williams won her first set in 25 minutes but struggled through much of the second. She trailed Vaidisova 3-4, love-40, then won 13 of the final 14 points, including aces on the final two points.

"I just went erratic," Williams said. "I started missing shots and made a lot of unforced errors. My ball started flying. There are no excuses. I just starting playing crazy."

The victory means Williams will climb into the top 15 in next week's rankings. She started the year 95th.

Peer advanced to the semifinals by winning the first nine games and beating No. 24 Tathiana Garbin 6-0, 6-3.

Peer is 0-2 against Williams, but was two points from victory when they met in Melbourne.

"What a match I had down there with her," Williams said. "She has made a lot of great progress."

The other women's semifinal Thursday will be between top-ranked Justine Henin and Anna Chakvetadze. With second-ranked Sharapova's loss Tuesday, Henin is assured of remaining No. 1 next week.

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Go Go Serena!!! Take This TiTle !!!

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