Hingis takes on Williams in semi-finals

Switzerland's Martina Hingis takes on Serena Williams at the Los Angeles Open Keystone

Switzerland's Martina Hingis has made it through to the semi-finals of the Los Angeles tennis Open where she will be taking on the defending champion, Serena Williams.

This content was published on August 13, 2000

Hingis went through to the next stage of the tournament after she avenged last week's defeat at the hands of Amy Frazier by beating the American in the quarter-finals on Friday, 6-2 6-1.

In a convincing effort, Hingis steamrollered Frazier in just 53 minutes. But last week, it was Frazier who humiliated the Swiss world number one seed, 6-3 6-3, in the San Diego Open quarterfinals.

After Friday's match, Hingis said: "I had nothing to lose, but she had to prove whether she played great or it was me who was not playing that good."

Now though Martina Hingis could well be experiencing a sense of 'déja-vu' since she lost to Serena Williams in last year's semi-finals. "It's going to be a tough match," Hingis admitted. "I haven't played her in quite a while. It's three levels up from Friday's game".

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