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Brussels Open: Wozniacki downs Schiavone

May 21, 2011 18:31 IST

Caroline Wozniacki gained a valuable confidence boost ahead of next week's French Open when she beat last year's Roland Garros winner Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in their Brussels Open semi-final on Friday.

The Danish world number one and Schiavone have both been in patchy form of late and Wozniacki outlasted the tiring Italian in an entertaining if error-strewn encounter.

Wozniacki will play China's Peng Shuai in Saturday's final before heading to Paris where she faces Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm in the first round as she starts her bid for a first grand slam title.

Peng defeated number two seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-3 in the other semi-final in the Belgian capital.

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