Agnieszka Radwanska reaches Indian Wells semi-finals

Agnieszka Radwanska came from a set down to beat Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to set up semis clash with Simona Halep.

updated: March 13, 2014 11:52 IST
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Indian Wells: Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska held on for a three-set victory over Jelena Jankovic on Wednesday to book a semi-final clash with Romanian starlet Simona Halep at the BNP Paribas Open. Radwanska, ranked third in the world, downed Serbia's seventh-seeded Jankovic 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals in the California desert for the second time.

She'll get a chance to avenge her loss to Halep in the semi-finals last month at Doha, where the 22-year old Romanian overwhelmed the former Wimbledon finalist en route to the title. Halep breezed past Australian qualifier Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-2 earlier Wednesday become the first woman to reach the semi-finals of the $12 million combined ATP and WTA tournament.

Halep, the sixth seed, needed precisely one hour to get past Dellacqua, saving all five break points she faced and breaking the 78th-ranked Aussie twice in each set. Halep has won seven WTA tour titles, six of them in her breakout 2013 campaign. But the world number seven is through to the semi-finals of one of the WTA's elite Premier Mandatory tournaments for the first time.

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