Tennis: Angelique Kerber reaches the semi-finals in Eastbourne
Angelique Kerber won her quarter-final in Eastbourne against former world number one Simona Halep 6: 4, 6: 3. In the round of the best four on Friday, her opponent is the 24-year-old Ons Jabeur from Tunisia. It is the first duel Kerbers number 62 in the world.
"I'll try to just keep it up," Kerber said after the match. She was very pleased with her performance against Halep: "It's always tough against Simona, I knew I had to play my best tennis."
Against Halep, Kerber first earned clear lead in both sets. After the 4: 1 in the first set and the 3: 0 in the second, the world ranking list Halep could shorten each. After 1:13 hours Kerber turned her second match ball. It was her fifth success against the 27-year-old in the eleventh comparison.
Shortly before the start of the tournament in Wimbledon (1 to 14 July), it is already the second semi-final defeat in a row for the defending champion. In Mallorca she had to the world ranking 13. Beaten Belinda Bencic from Switzerland.