Sania Mirza today avant-garde to the Japan Open semifinals afterwards her second-seeded French adversary Marion Bartoli retired amid through the quarterfinal due to a accept abrasion with the Indian arch 6-4, 2-0 here. With Bartoli bedfast by a appropriate accept injury, Sania controlled the affairs in the hour-long match, although the Indian said she did not comedy all that well. You consistently like to win bout point, so it was adverse but I acquainted I was arena able-bodied and was in control. At the end of the day, a win is a win. The big affair for me is that I was outplaying a top 15 player, who was in acceptable form, Sania said. Sania will abutting comedy fourth berry Francesca Schiavone, who didn't alike charge to booty the cloister as her seventh seeded battling Melinda Czink withdrew due to a appropriate bottom injury. Sania faced eight breach credibility in the aboriginal set itself but managed to save seven of them. Sania and Schiavone accept played alert before, with the Italian accident the aboriginal set in both affairs but advancing aback to win both in three setters.