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Tennis: Nadal to Play Nieminen in Wimbledon Quarterfinal Match


Tennis fans at Wimbledon are in for an extra treat Thursday - not only are the women's semifinals on the schedule, but world number two men's player Rafael Nadal is also on the grass courts.

Nadal's quarterfinal match against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland was postponed Wednesday because of rain delays. The winner meets Marcos Baghdahtis of Cyprus in the semifinals.

In the women's semifinals, French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium takes on compatriot and second seed Kim Clijsters. The two players have met 21 times before with Henin-Hardenne owning the advantage, 11-10.

The other semifinal has world number one player Amelie Mauresmo of France taking on 2004 champion Maria Sharapova of Russia. Mauresmo leads their all-time competition, 2-0.

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