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Kerber Edges Wozniacki to Reach First Final in Tokyo

Date
28 September 2013

Following the big victory against No.2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals, Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) got over No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the close semifinal match on Friday, September 27th.

The No. 5 seed German concentrated on playing steadily for overcoming the pressure from her opponent’s catch-up in the first set. She managed to close the set after surviving an approach of the Danish player from 1-5 to 4-5. The second set was also very tough for each other that they had a lot of hard rallies in every game. Angelique was pushed from side to side by Caroline’s aggressive attacks and gave away the 2-4 lead, but she maintained her calm to come through tough situations and broke back with good  endurance. After a thrilling tiebreak, Angelique finally defeated the 2010 winner in their 100-minute battle with a 6-4, 7-6(5) score line. In the interview after the match, she said, “The match was very close, and it’s always tough to play a very close friend, but I’ve been playing very well this whole week and I’m really happy to be in the finals here for the first time,” according to the WTA website.

Angelique is ready for her seventh career final and faces No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova on Saturday, aiming for her fist title this year.

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