Kvitova took the first set 6-4 before Kirilenko hit back to edge the second by the same score, and the decider by a slightly more convincing 6-3.
Result: Maria Kirilenko claims semi-final spot
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Russia's Maria Kirilenko reaches the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victory over Petra Kvitova.
Result: Kirilenko overcomes Radwanska>
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