Later in the day, Anna Chakvetadze and Anabel Medina Garrigues emerged as Jankovic and Obziler's semifinal opponents. Chakvetadze, the No.3 seed, outlasted her fellow young Russian Olga Poutchkova, 76(3) 36 61, while Medina Garrigues, seeded No.4, fought back after a dismal first set to stop the run of Chinese wild card Chen Yanchong, 16 60 62.
"I played pretty well in the first and third sets and kind of lost my concentration in the second," said Chakvetadze, who is 3-1 lifetime against Jankovic. "Against Jankovic I will have to be at the top of my game because she's really fit, and has been playing unbelievable lately. I'll have to hold serve, and break her whenever I can. It should be a good match and I'm looking forward to it."