Found January 24, 2012 on In the Tramlines:
The interesting thing about the last two women's quarterfinals of the 2012 Australian Open is that both pit a tournament favorite against an unknown.  Since this tournament for the women has been full of upsets, it is only natural to wonder whether or not this trend will continue.  If not, the second semifinal will be a re-match of the 2011 Wimbledon Final. Here's a closer look at the last two women's quarterfinals. Sara Errani vs. Petra Kvitova [2] Unknown Italian Sara Errani is into her first Major quarterfinal, having taken advanatge of the first upset of the tournament, a loss by Samantha Stosur in the opening round.  Because her draw opened up, Errani has only played one seeded player, Nadia Petrova, en route to the quarterfinals.  Besides Petrova, the next best player the 24 year-old Italian has faced in Melbourne is Jie Zheng, who she took out 6-2 6-1.  While she will be the overwhelming underdog against Petra Kvitova, do not sleep on the Italian.  Expect her to...
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