World number one Martina Hingis has made it through to the last four of the $1.2 million Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, South Carolina.This content was published on April 20, 2001 - 23:38
Hingis, who has not been at her best in recent matches, needed to draw on all her resources to defeat the number seven seed, France's Amélie Mauresmo, in straight sets, 7-5 6-2.
Mauresmo started the match brimming with the confidence gained from winning her last three tournaments in Paris, Nice and Amelia Island.
However her luck finally ran out as she committed 45 unforced errors to Hingis' 10.
After narrowly losing the first set 5-7, Mauresmo was never able to impose herself on the Swiss star, who broke early in the fifth game of the second set to take a 4-1 lead.
Throughout the match Hingis demonstrated considerable skill and application in keeping her hard-hitting opponent on the back foot.
Hingis, who won the tournament in 1997 and 1999, will play the winner of the match between Spain's Conchita Martinez and Amy Frazier of the United States.
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