Stuttgart: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber reached the final of Stuttgart’s WTA indoor clay-court tournament with a gritty 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 semi-final win over Petra Kvitova on Saturday.
Angelique Kerber celebrates her semis win over Petra Kvitova in Stuttgart on Saturday. Pic: AP/PTI
Kerber, the defending champion in Stuttgart, needed just over two hours to seal her win after Kvitova recovered from losing the first set to win the tight second.
Kerber, the second seed here, dug deep in the third by making the majority of her first serves count to seal the win. “I love winning here — and hate to lose,” said Kerber.
Meanwhile, German qualifier Laura Siegemund stuns top seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the other semi-final.