Saturday, 17 February, 2018


Kerber advances to Sydney International semifinals

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA- JANUARY 13 Angelique Kerber of Germany poses with the winners trophy after the Women's Singles Final match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia during day seven of the 2018 Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre Kerber advances to Sydney International semifinals
Bennie Garza | 14 January, 2018, 07:17

Former world number one Angelique Kerber maintained her ideal record in 2018 as she saw off Camila Giorgi in straight sets to reach the Sydney International final. "Even last year was very much a first throughout the whole year", she said.

Ashleigh Barty eased through her quarterfinal clash against Barbora Strycova in straight sets, setting up an all-Australian battle against Daria Gavrilova.

Barty lost her serve six times in a match which included 13 breaks of serve - although the Australian took confidence from the win over her opponent.

Gavrilova's frustration with her serving were evident in the ninth game of the set when, soon after leveling at 4-4, she double-faulted twice and received a code violation for smashing her racket.

The 29-year-old second seed, who won the tournament the last time he played in it in 2009, will now return to the top 10 in the ATP rankings on Monday for the first time since August 2014 after struggling with injuries over the past few years.

2016 champion Bautista Agut defeated Czech Jiri Vesely 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the last eight while Hasse beat Peter Gojowczyk of Germany 6-4, 6-4.

Italian Camila Giorgi continued her impressive run at the Sydney International by racing past Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-2.

She becomes the first Australian to reach the final since 2005, when countrywomen Alicia Molik and Samantha Stosur contested the showpiece.

Buzarnescu beat fifth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-2 in her second career semifinal. The loss was "frustrating", Watson said.

"I feel like I can fly under the radar a little bit more maybe than other years, but when you are playing well and have that better number next to your name, that is obviously a great thing". "Still, I'm just trying to focus on every match, trying to learn from every single match", Kerber said.

Former champions Juan Martin del Potro and Roberto Bautista Agut will meet Saturday in the final of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kerber eased to a 6-2 6-3 triumph, reaching the Sydney final for the second time in her career having lost to Tsvetana Pironkova in 2014, and her first in any tournament since April a year ago.

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