French Open 2014 Women's Semifinals: Petkovic vs. Halep Preview and Prediction

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French Open 2014 Women's Semifinals: Petkovic vs. Halep Preview and Prediction
Associated Press
Andrea Petkovic

The resurgent Andrea Petkovic and Simona Halep made their quarterfinal matches on Wednesday look easy. Petkovic, ranked 28th, ousted Sara Errani 6-2, 6-2 and Halep, ranked fourth, dusted Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2009 French Open champ, 6-2, 6-2.

One athlete hasn't competed in the French Open since 2011. The other hasn't been past the second round until this year. They play each other in the semifinals Thursday.

Both, in many ways, have surprised many by making it this far. Let's examine this matchup as both players stand just one match away from a Saturday final at Roland Garros.

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