Rod Laver Arena
Elena Dementieva(RUS) vs. Serena Williams(USA) (NB 1:30pm)
Vera Zvonareva(RUS) vs. Dinara Safina(RUS)
Tough matches to call. So many variables involved in this. Lena's a great indoor player. Then again, so is Serena. Lena's been playing great, though she hasn't been tested. Serena's been playing like crap though her second and third set yesterday were fantastic. Lena's beaten Serena three straight times. This is an odd-numbered year.
As for the second semifinal, Vera is absolutely the most in form player. But she hasn't played anyone that has the power and consistency that Dina has. Dina hasn't been playing with much consistency and she's looked like crap. But she's gutted out two tough matches to get here. Vera's never been to a slam semifinal before. Dina's never been a favorite at this stage of a Slam before.
I throw up my hands. I will simply sit, watch, and root for some high quality tennis.