Originally written on Busted Racquet  |  Last updated 1/5/12
Busted Racquet recaps the action at the four biggest season-opening tournaments. Brisbane (Women) Defending champion Kim Clijsters advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Irene Benesova. Her side of the draw opened up after Benesova defeated top seed and Australian favorite Sam Stosur in the second round. She'll face Daniela Hantuchova, who advanced after Serena Williams' withdrawal, on Friday. The other side of the draw pits Francesca Schiavone and Kaia Kanepi. Schiavone won a three-set thriller on Thursday against Jelena Jankovic. She reflected on how she was going to celebrate the win. "Massage for sure, and then I should eat a cow," she said. Brisbane (Men) Marcos Baghdatis continues to defy expectations, defeating Ryan Harrison and Kei Nishikori to advance to a quarterfinal match with Andy Murray. If Murray continues on to the final, he'd face the winner of Alex Dolgopolov and Giles Simon. Doha Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will begin 2012 the way they ended...
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