Thoughts about the Madrid semi-finals: Sharapova v Kuznetsova, S.Williams v Kvitova

1.  Maria Sharapova v Svetlana Kuznetsova (Madrid, SF) The first of the WTA semi-finals will be an all-Russian affair featuring Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.  As to be expected, Kuznetsova’s victory over Lucie Safarova was a pretty painful watch for moi.  Huge credit must go to Kuznetsova for the way she has battled through this…