Martina Hingis and Martina Navratilova in Rogers Cup semifinals


While Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic has withdrawn from singles play at the Rogers Cup in Montreal due to shoulder pain, two tennis stars with Czech roots have advanced in the tournament. Martina Hingis has reached the women's semifinals in singles play, with a victory over Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7:6, 6:3.

And in doubles play, Martina Navratilova and her Russian partner Nadia Petrova are through to the semifinals with a victory over the number-one seeded team of Zi Yan and Jie Zheng of China, 6:4, 3:6, 6:4.