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|Federer Advances; Wozniacki, Li to Meet in Semis
|MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Stanislas Wawrinka on Tuesday in a mismatch that had all the intensity of a practice session.
Caroline Wozniacki had a tougher assignment, rallying from a set and a break down to beat Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and secure her spot in the semifinals, and at the top of the rankings.
Schiavone dominated the opening set and a half before the effects of her previous match kicked in. She beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in a three-set match lasting 4 hours, 44 minutes, a record for a women's Grand Slam singles match.
Wozniacki will face Li Na, who beat Andrea Petkovic to reach back-to-back Australian Open semis.
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