In the third round in Rome Maria Kirilenko had to retire when Sara was leading 6-3, 2-0, and Maria Sharapova was ill and unable to play, so Sara got a walkover through the quarterfinal. However, today she lost in the semifinal. Victoria Azarenka was too strong and won 6-0, 7-4.
In doubles, Sara and Roberta beat Mattek-Sands/Mirza in the quarterfinal, 6-4, 6-3. In the semifinal they beat Kudryavtseva/Rodionova 6-2, 6-1. Tomorrow they’ll play the final against Hsieh/Peng.