Ana Ivanovic will face Daniela Hantuchova in the semi final match of Australian Open 2008. This is the first Australian Open semi final for both of them. So, the semi final is special to both of them. For Hantuchova, reaching the semi final is her best ever grand slam performance. It is expected that the Slovakian must be inspired to play well against fourth seed Ivanovic.
Hantuchova defeated Agnieszka Radwańska in the quarter final to make ending the superb run of the Polish. Ana Ivanovic had to face tougher opponent, Venus Williams to reach the semi final. Ivanovic has continued her impressive run in the tournament that she started last year. Actually, the year 2007 came as a breakthrough in her career and since then she has been improving in her game.
The Serbian has faced Hantuchova three times in the past in which she won twice. The match is attracting the fans of both Ivanovic and Hantuchova. If you are interested to know more about the match then you can read the following two articles: