Thursday, August 14, 2008

Catch up day for women's doubles

The vagaries of the Beijing weather allied to Dinara Safina's presence as the only player left in both singles and doubles has meant Friday's women's action is largely doubles.

The only singles match features Safina's singles quarterfinal against Jelena Jankovic, which had just got to the warm-up stage when rain put an end to Thursday's play. The two are playing for the right to face Li Na in the semifinals, which will now be played on Saturday. The other semi will be an all-Russian affair between Vera Zvonareva and Elena Dementieva.

Safina also plays in the doubles with Svetlana Kuznetsova against China's best medal hopes, Yan/Zheng.