Angelique Kerber has stormed past Ekaterina Makarova in the opening quarter-final in Easbourne. The German took approximately 1 hour to dispose of Makarova 6-2 6-1, in a clinical performance.
Makarova did offer some resistance at the beginning of the match, creating four break points in Kerber's opening service game. However Makarova was unable to take advantage of any of the opportunities that would come her way. Again in the fourth game Makarova put pressure on the Kerber serve but was unable to break the German. Kerber pounced in the fifth game, unlike Makarova she was able to make the most of her first break point chance. From here it was one way traffic, Kerber winning five straight games to take the opening set 6-2.
Kerber would continue to dominate early in the second set, breaking Makarova in the opening game before opening up a 3-0 lead. Makarova did show some resistance midway through the second set but much to her disgust she continually hit error after error and was unable to string together a decent couple of points. Kerber raced away with the second set 6-1 to book a stop in the semifinals.