Kurnikova hopes to surpass last year`s result in TokyoAnna Kurnikova continues successful performance on tennis tournament in Tokyo which prize fund makes 1 million 200 thousand dollars. It already left in a semi-final.
It having appeared in a step from the ending, Kurnikova has protected the points received in Japanese capital in last year. Then Anna also has reached a semi-final, but has lost to American Lindsej Devenport. This time it is necessary to it a duel with other representative of the USA Monikoj Selesh.
And here in a quarterfinal Anna Kurnikova has inflicted Ann Kremer`s defeat from Luxembourg with account 6 - 4, 6 - 2. The match has developed for the Russian tennis-player simply enough, unlike a match of the second round when it managed to win the strong compatriot Elena Dementyev on two thaw - breaks. “ I had some heavy matches here “ - Kurnikova after a victory over Kremer has told. “ Today I well played both sets because very much wanted to battle to Monikoj Selesh in a following duel. The American - the magnificent tennis-player, but also it is always pleasant to play against the representative of first ten “.
And here in Martin Hingis`s other semi-final will battle to Italian Silviej Farina. In chetvertfinalnom a duel the Swiss has easily changed Tamarin Tanasugarn from Thailand with account 6 - 3, 6 - 2. The Asian showed resistance only to the middle of the first party then on court undividedly dominated Martin. “ I think that that moment in the first set was rotary “ - Hingis in interview to agency AR has told. “ I knew that I can improve at any moment the game and easy conducted a match to a victory “. Besides, the former first racket of the world has told about the chances of the rest of competitions in Tokyo: “ I know that I should play much more cleverly in a following duel. But I played recently tennis that is why it is assured of success " much enough;. We will add, by the way, that last year Martin Hingis also participated in the Tokyo tournament and has reached the ending where all - taki was lost by Lindsej Devenport with account 4 - 6, 3 - 6.