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Kerber defeats Pliskova to reach Tokyo semifinal

Kerber defeats Pliskova to reach Tokyo semifinal”

"I'm feeling good", sid Kerber, who claimed her third WTA semifinal of the year.

Earlier, second seed Karolina Pliskova, who held the top ranking briefly over the summer, crushed Poland's Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1 as the Czech set up a clash with another former world number one, Angelique Kerber.

"Being back in the semis here in Tokyo is a great feeling", said Kerber, who last reached the last four of the 2014 event.

"It's always tough to play against (Pliskova), so I was trying to focus on my game".

The match was a rematch of the 2016 US Open, which Kerber won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. "I showed today I can play like I did past year".

Thanks to a brilliant cross-court victor on her fifth match, Kerber celebrated her first Top 20 win and her third WTA semifinal of 2017.

Kerber improved to 6-4 her win-loss record in the tiebreaks when the Czech double-faulted to hand her the lead.

World No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza did not face a break point dismissing Caroline Garcia, 6-2, 6-4, in 81 minutes.

Kerber turned the screw in the 12th game, forcing Pliskova to save four match points before delivering the coup de grace with a vicious, dipping backhand that landed on the Czech's shoelaces, giving her no chance. The Russian, playing her third semifinal in 2017, is unbeaten this year against left-handed opponents (2-0).

The 2016 French Open victor will face either defending champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark or Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the last four.

Garcia, however, staged a mini-revival when she converted her only break-point opportunity in the sixth game of the second but the Spaniard regained control of the contest with another break in the very next game.



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