The quarter-finals of the Drottningens Pris are decided, and the matches went relatively quickly. The favourites were steady with a high tempo and look ready for tomorrow’s semi-finals.

Today’s most exciting girls’ match was between Russian friends Alina Korneeva and Daria Shadchneva. It was a great fight in the first set with a lot of energy from both players. A tiebreak was required to decide the first set, where Shadchneva proved strongest. She took a firm grip on the match in the second set and proved too strong for her opponent, final score 7-6, 6-3.

Title defender Brenda Fruhvirtova and first-seeded Brit Martin (picture) are both looking dangerous. Martin’s powerful tennis game has been successful so far in the tournament. Tomorrow’s meeting between Fruhvirtova and Martin could be seen as the “real” final. It will be interesting to see which of the two will be first to try to dominate and to take control of the match. One thing is for sure; there will be something special in the Royal Tennis Hall this Saturday.

In the second semi-final, Hanna Read from the UK meets Russian Daria Shadchneva.