Kim Clijsters won the match 6-3, 7-6. In a tense tie-break, she saved two set points. Both players had their chances, but Schiavone double-faulted three times with Clijsters taking it 9/7.
Kim Clijsters missed the French Open due to injuries but hopes she will enjoy a successful grass court season. Rosmalen is her preparation for Wimbledon, and it is looking good: "I am glad I have at least one more match to get in form on grass. I am starting to feel better on grass every day. This was a good test, Schiavone is a good player." Clijsters next meets Poland's Urszula Radwanska.
In the men's event, Xavier Malisse also obtained a place in the semis, defeating Luxemburg's Gilles Müller 6-3, 4-6 and 6-1. Malisse next bumps into the German qualifier Philipp Petzschner.