Wimbledon: Nervous Angelique Kerber enters semi-finals

Jul 11, 2018, 08:57 IST | PA Sport

Russian youngster Kasatkina broke back when Kerber first served for the match, and then saved six match points during an epic final game

Wimbledon: Nervous Angelique Kerber enters semi-finals
Angelique Kerber after her win over Russia's Daria Kasatkina

Angelique Kerber admitted nerves almost got the better of her after needing seven match points to see off Daria Kasatkina and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals here yesterday.

Russian youngster Kasatkina broke back when Kerber first served for the match, and then saved six match points during an epic final game. Kerber came out on top in a spectacular 25-shot rally to force match point number seven and finally got the job done as Kasatkina netted a forehand, the German a relieved 6-3, 7-5 winner.

"Of course, it's not so easy because you feel your nerves," said Kerber. "You feel you get a little bit tight, especially if you have your third or fourth match point again.

"We both played at a really high level, starting from the first point. The last game showed how good we both played and how she was fighting until the end." Kasatkina had Kerber scurrying and scrambling during some compelling rallies but ultimately a vulnerable serve, which offered up seven double faults, let her down.

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