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Strasbourg Open: Kerber reaches semi-finals

Angelique Kerber edged out Magda Linette and will face Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin in the semi-finals

Angelique Kerber of Germany in action at the 2022 Strasbourg International Angelique Kerber of Germany in action at the 2022 Strasbourg International Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

German Angelique Kerber, the second seed, edged out Pole Magda Linette, the No 8 seed, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the last four of the WTA Strasbourg Open at the Tennis Club de Strasbourg on Thursday.

Kerber, ranked No 22, will play Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin, who scored a 6-3, 6-0 win over ninth seed Viktorija Golubic for a place in the final.

The 34-year-old German defeated Frenchwoman Diane Parry (6-3, 6-4) and edged out Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6-2, 3-6, 6-4) in the previous rounds of the tournament.

Earlier in the event, Linette, ranked No 56, won against Russian Varvara Gracheva (6-3, 6-0) and Heather Watson (6-1, 6-1).

Top seed and former world No 1 Karolina Pliskova will meet Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan in the other semi-final.

Strasbourg WTA 250: Other round of eight results (Tennis Club de Strasbourg, clay, EUR 203,024)

  • Oceane Dodin beat Viktorija Golubic (9): 6-3, 6-0
  • Karolina Pliskova (1) beat Maryna Zanevska: 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
  • Kaja Juvan beat Elise Mertens (4): 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
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