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However, the Spaniard is nothing if not determined and he broke back, resiliently, to claw his way back on level terms.
He held firm to make Murray serve out the set, and the 21-year-old let three more set points slip away as Seppi broke back.
She broke back in the eighth game and cruised after that, breaking Stosur again to take the first set before dominating the second to set up a match with Russian 10th seed Vera Zvonareva, a 7-5 4-6 7-5 winner over Czech Iveta Benesova.
In the tie-break the Swedish baseliner twice gained mini-breaks and led 4-2, but Henman gritted his teeth and broke back immediately before punishing Johansson's serve and going on to clinch a knife-edge 7-5 win.
Having sold CSL some years earlier, PCCW broke back into the wireless market in 2005 by taking a controlling stake in one of the smaller operators, SUNDAY.
She looked down and out with Giorgi serving for the match at 5-4 but broke back to love to stay alive.
But Wozniacki, the youngest of the four semi-finalists at 23, broke back and held for 2-2, only to see her American opponent secure two successive breaks for 5-2.
Murray is often a slow starter but and any concern that the first set might slip away from him were allayed when he broke back at the third time of asking in the sixth game.
But Soderling broke back to level things up and then after saving a break point he earned himself a golden chance to take command of the set.
However, Djokovic broke back in the very next game before going on to break Murray and go 3-1 up.
Buchina broke back, though, and then served to save the set.
But Gasquet and Mahut faltered when serving for the first set at 5-4 and the Murrays broke back to take it on a tie-break.