Hingis qualifies for semis in Montreal

Switzerland's world number one tennis player, Martina Hingis, has made her way through to the semi-finals of the Montreal WTA tournament. She beat the French player, Sandrine Testud, in three sets, 6-4 4-6 6-3

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In the semi-finals, she will play the winner of the game between Spaniard, Conchita Martinez, and Luxembourger, Anne Kremer.

Hingis beat Testud for the 11th time in as many matches. She had to fight for her victory though: Testud managed twice in the first set to break Hingis' serve, although the Swiss was able recover both times.

In the second set, Hingis was broken twice with being able to counter.

In the third and final set, Hingis led 4-1 before letting Testud get back to 4-3. It was after two hours of play that the Swiss was able to close out the game on her second matchball.

Hingis only hit 20 winners during the match, versus 41 to Testud. However, she also made only 25 unforced errors, compared to 47 of the Frenchwoman.

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