WTA SYDNEY - Giorgi beats Radwanska to meet Kerber

  • WTA SYDNEY - Giorgi beats Radwanska to meet Kerber

WTA SYDNEY - Giorgi beats Radwanska to meet Kerber

German Kerber took less than an hour and 15 minutes to win 6-2, 6-3 against Giorgi, while Barty defeated her compatriot Gavrilova 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2 in two hours, reports Efe.

Italian Camila Giorgi continued her impressive run at the Sydney International by racing past Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 6-2.

Former World No.1 Angelique Kerber and Australia's Ashleigh Barty on Friday advanced to the Sydney International tennis tournament final after beating Italian Camila Giorgi and Daria Gavrilova of Australia, respectively.

Kerber, who began past year at the top of the rankings before finishing at No. 22, won her seventh straight match of 2018, including four singles at the Hopman Cup last week.

"I felt great yesterday; I felt like I played my best tennis probably all year".

"This start is not bad for 2018, for sure". She became the sixth qualifier to reach the semifinals in the last six years and set up a last four clash with Angelique Kerber, who beat her in the previous two meetings.

"For me, it was about coming here and playing with freedom", she said after her latest success, the second in three matches she has achieved over her opponent.

"More than anything, I know what I can do and what I am capable of and how I can play".

"I'd love to go one further and hold the trophy up here", Barty said. For me, it was nice to find the rhythm eventually but would definitely like to see it a little bit earlier in matches.

The 84th-ranked Medvedev came back from a set down to move within one win of what would be his maiden ATP title against rising Australian star Alex de Minaur.

"So now, I just am trying to playing like I played years before and enjoying it again".

In men's semifinals, Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev booked a spot in the final by upsetting fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 2-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Paire sent down 17 aces against the world No.25 to advance to his second semi-final in a week, after reaching the last four in India.