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VENUS WILLIAMS AND LUCIE SAFAROVA REACH THE SEMIS OF THE MADRID OPEN

Venus Williams and Lucie Safarova are the first semifinalists in Madrid. Lucie Safarova is getting the reputation of “giant killer” having beaten numerous top ten players in the past few weeks.

Venus Williams will be the world number 2 when the new rankings come out next week and that means the Williams’¬† sisters are No.1 and 2 on the WTA Tour rankings. This hasn’t happened since 2003.

Venus Williams beat Sam Stosur 6-3, 6-3 while Lucie Safarova beat Nadia Petrova 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Our photographer Ralf Reinecke is currently in Madrid and captured  shots of Venus Williams and Lucie Safarova.

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