articles on Quarter Finals
a couple of articles on yesterdays matches if You haven't seen them
Shakey Frazier into last four
By Alan Granville at the North Harbour Tennis Park in Albany
Top seed Amy Frazier produced by far her weakest performance at the ASB Classic, but she still won through to the semifinals of the Auckland tournament.
The American knocked out Russian Tatiana Panova 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-2 before a paltry crowd at the North Harbour Tennis Park in Albany.
The world number 26 struggled badly with her serve, hitting numerous double faults, but she was helped by an opponent who failed to capitalise on her mistakes.
Frazier had coasted through the early rounds with straight sets victories over Laura Granville and Lucie Safarova.
She admitted she had not played her best against Panova, ranked 77 in the world.
"We were both a little streaky and a little flat to start because we have been waiting all day to play but I am happy to get through," said Frazier.
The match had to be moved indoors to Albany from the ASB Tennis Centre due to constant rain in Auckland.
"We would have loved for it to stop raining, but it's the same for everyone so you just have to do the best that you can."
Frazier next faces fourth seed Shinobu Asagoe for a place in the final, a match the American admitted was going to be tough.
"She is so solid from the ground. I am going to have to get a lot of first serves in and hit my ground strokes well."
Source: One Sport