Tennis:Clijsters in semi finals of Australian Open

Kim Clijsters kept her Australian Open title defence on track by moving into the semi-finals with success over Caroline Wozniacki. The loss also stripped the Dane of her number one ranking in the process. Showing no signs of the ankle injury continued in her thrilling fourth-round win over Li Na - a match in which she had to save four match points - the Belgian had too much know-how for Wozniacki, whose search for a maiden grand slam title goes on.

It looked plain sailing for a uncontrolled Clijsters as she raced into a set and 5-2 lead only for Wozniacki to launch an inspiring fightback. But it proved in vain, Clijsters' greater experience shining through as she clinched a 6-3 7-6 (7/4) win and a last-four spot against Victoria Azarenka. "It definitely didn't feel like I was up a set and 5-2, Caroline is a very consistent player and a fighter and she became more aggressive," said Clijsters.

"I am happy to get through and not have to go to a three-setter as it's so hot." The result will add weight to the argument of those who believe Wozniacki was not worthy of top spot, with the legendary Martina Navratilova on Monday demanding the WTA revamp the current rankings system. The 22-year-old has been at the summit for 67 of the past 68 weeks but the door now opens for Petra Kvitova, Azarenka and Maria Sharapova with the individuality of the new number one determined by how the next few days in Melbourne pan out.


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