The semifinals of the WTA 2012 Mercury Insurance Open took place on Saturday in Carlsbad. The tune-up for the 2012 U.S. Open is nearly at an end, as the finals are now set for Sunday's championship match.
In the day's first semifinal matchup, No. 2 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia had little trouble dispatching No. 4 seed Nadia Petrova of Russia. Cibulkova advanced to the finals by defeating Petrova in straight sets, 7-6 (8), 6-1.
In the final match of the evening, qualifier Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei looked as though she would continue her string of upsets all the way to the finals, but ultimately met her match in No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli of France. After Chan took the first set with ease, Bartoli roared back for the victory in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Cibulkova and Bartoli will meet in the finals on Sunday.
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