Tennis: Serena Williams squeaks into Madrid semifinals

AP, Friday 10 May 2013

Serena Williams reaches the Madrid Open semi-final after beating Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues on Friday

Serena Williams
Serena Williams from U.S. returns the ball to Anabel Medina from Spain during the Madrid Open tennis tournament, in Madrid, Friday, May 10, 2013 (photo: AP)

Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 0-6, 7-5 on Friday to reach the Madrid Open semifinals.

Williams looked in trouble after failing to win a game in the second set and going 4-2 down in the third. But the defending champion broke the Spaniard's serve twice to pull out the victory.

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova plays Kaia Kanepi in a late quarterfinal.

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