Kerber Overcomes Radwanska in Quarterfinals
- 27 September 2013
No.5 seed Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) notched the big victory against the world four-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Thursday, September 26th. Angelique have faced the Polish player at this tournament for the third consecutive year, and finally achieved to take revenge of the last two matches.
As well as her decisive serving performance against Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) in the third round, Angelique was very steady again to hold nine of her 10 service games with just giving one break chance to her opponent. Capitalizing on three of her 8 break points en route, Angelique overcame the second seeded tough 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.