Vaidisova dazzles Venus, Hingis exits

Vaidisova dazzles Venus, Hingis exits
By Eurosport

06/06/2006 at 17:41Updated

Nicole Vaidisova followed up her upset win over world number one Amelie Mauresmo by dazzling another grand slam champion in the French Open quarter-finals on Tuesday.

This time the 17-year-old mesmerised Wimbledon title-holder Venus Williams 6-7 6-1 6-3 to confirm she is the emerging force of women's tennis.

Belgian Kim Clijsters stopped Martina Hingis in her tracks while men's top seed Roger Federer and women's defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne bounded into the last four.

Clijsters beat a tired Hingis 7-6 6-1 and will now face compatriot Henin-Hardenne, a rematch of the 2003 final in which Clijsters capitulated 6-0 6-4.

Day 10 Results :

Women's Quarterfinals:

5-Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) beat Anna Groenefeld (GER) 7-5 6-2

2-Kim Clijsters (BEL) beat 12-Martina Hingis (SUI) 7-6 6-1

16-Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) beat 11-Venus Williams (USA) 6-7 6-1 6-3

8-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) beat 14-Dinara Safina (RUS) 7-6 6-0