Kerber Overcomes Radwanska in Quarterfinals
- 27 September 2013
Thursday, September 26th, the Toray Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals saw a big victory for No.5 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) against world No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska. Angelique has faced the Polish player at this tournament for the third consecutive year, and finally managed to take revenge for the last two matches.
In addition to her decisive serving performance against Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) in the third round, Angelique maintained her steady play, holding nine of her ten service games, giving her opponent just one break chance. Capitalizing on three of her eight break points en route, Angelique overcame her tough second seeded rival with a 6-4, 6-4 victory in 73 minutes. She said after the match, “I think I concentrated really well from the first point to the last one. I think my serve worked very well tonight and I think that was the key to the match. I’m actually feeling very good here in Tokyo. My game plan worked very well and I’m just happy to be in the semifinals here for the second time,” according to the WTA website.
In the semifinal match on Friday, Angelique meets the 2010 champion, Caroline Wozniacki, aiming for her first final in Tokyo.