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Zvonareva squeezes past Hantuchova
24 Feb 2011
Second seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia needed more than three hours to squeeze past Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in a quarter-finals thriller at the ninth edition of Qatar ladies Open on Wednesday.

Hantuchova was in top form in recent weeks and was expected to be a hard test for the former world no.2 who kept her concentration and used all her experience to finish off the challenge of the Slovakian star.

It’s will be the second appearance for Zvonareva in the semi-finals of Qatar Ladies Open, after the 2008 edition in which she reached the final before losing to her compatriot Sharapova.