US OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES- Kerber only two wins away from becoming World No.1



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US OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES- Kerber only two wins away from becoming World No.1

Tennis- World No.2, Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has moved another step closer to snatching the World No.1 from Serena Williams, as she reached semifinal of US Open by beating seventh seed, last year's finalist Roberta Vinci in straight sets 7-5, 6-0.

Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki also reached semifinal after trouncing Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 6-0, 6-2. Previous 4 meetings between Kerber and Vinci were held before 2014 and in those Kerber had won twice whereas Vinci was also victorious two times.

But this year Kerber has been in phenomenal form at Grand Slams as she won the Australian Open and reached final of Wimbledon. Kerber saved two break points in the first game of the match but could not save the third as Vinci broke her, but the German broke back in the next game.

Few games later Vinci broke again and once again Kerber broke back in the next game. The Italian broke Kerber for the third time at 5-4 and served for the match, but Kerber got the break back for the third time to level at 5-5. Kerber held her serve to go 6-5 and broke Vinci in the next game to take the first set 7-5.

In the second set Kerber gave Vinci no chance and outplayed her. She won the second set 6-0 and reached the semifinal of the second time. She had first reached semifinal of US Open in 2011. OTHER QUARTERFINAL RESULT ON NEXT PAGE Also Read: US OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES- Kerber outplays Kvitova, Wozniacki knocks out Keys, Sevastova stuns Konta