Kerber outlasts Wozniacki To reach Eastbourne final

Angelique Kerber has battled past Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 7-6 6-3 in the match of the tournament thus far. It was a real battle from start to finish with both ladies refusing to give an inch. Ultimately it was Kerber who was the more aggressive of the two especially towards the end of the match, Kerber's ability to move Wozniacki around the court and then finish off long rallies with stunning winners was very impressive.

It was a tough battle right for the very start, the rallies were long and the games were long. Wozniacki finally broke the Kerber serve on her seventh attempt to take a 2-1 lead and gain the ascendancy early in the match. An ace down the tee would see the Dane race away to a commanding 4-1 lead. At 5-3 Wozniacki would serve for the set, she would double fault to go down 0-30 but she regained her composure to serve out the opening set 6-3.

The Dane would break in the opening game of the second set, nothing was getting past her and Kerber was beginning to get frustrated. Kerber would take little time to break straight back, Angie stepped up her aggression and with that the momentum swung. Wozniacki would twice serve to stay in the set, despite being under extreme pressure the Dane stood strong forcing a second set tiebreak. Eventually Kerber would deservedly take the second set, triumphing 7-3 in the tiebreak. Kerber hit an impressive 25 winners in the second set.

The two traded service breaks to begin the third set. Kerber would run down a Wozniacki drop shot and hit a stunning forehand winner down the line to take a 2-1 lead. From here Kerber would race away to a 5-2 lead, her backhand was ruthless, pushing Wozniacki into awkward positions. Kerber was unable to serve out the match at the first time of asking, no harm was done as she would break with a signature cross-court backhand to claim the third set 6-3 and advance to Saturdays final in Eastbourne.

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