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Dementieva storms into semi-finals

Last updated on: September 02, 2008 22:54 IST

Olympic champion Elena Dementieva maintained her hot streak to reach the US Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Switzerland's Patty Schnyder on Tuesday.

The fifth-seeded Russian extended her winning run to 11 matches when she became the first player to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows.

Facing Schnyder for the 17th time, Dementieva wasted little time in making her intentions clear as she broke the Swiss in the third game after the 15th seed whipped a forehand wide.

Dementieva kept up the pace in the second to win her fifth successive match here in straight sets. She will next face either second seed Jelena Jankovic or Austrian Sybille Bammer.

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