Two of the favorites and a talented young player, all together into the BNP Paribas Katowice Open semi-finals. No.1 seed and World No.3 Agnieszka Radwanska had a very special day at the office on Friday.
The home player, who was born in a town only 45 minutes away from the Katowice Open, saw her Grandmother Wieslawa sitting next to her mother, ready to cheer Aga up at every point she made. The extra motivation pushed the Polish to an almost perfect performance as she took out veteran Yvonne Meusburger in straight sets, winning with the final score of 6-4 6-1.
1 hour and 27 minutes was all Angieszka needed to grab her 21st win of the season, pairing up with Na Li in first place for more wins collected since the beginning of 2014. Next for Radwanska - who in Katowice made only her third appearance in a Polish WTA tournament, with Warsaw in 2006 and 2007 as the first two - will be 4th seed Alize Cornet.
World No.22 Cornet needed three sets to get rid of 5th seed Klara Koukalova (former Mrs. Zakopalova) winning by 6-2 0-6 6-2 in 1 hour and 48 minutes. Also reaching the semi-finals on Friday was talented Italian Camila Giorgi.
In her first appearance in a WTA Main Draw quarter-final, Giorgi went one step further in her development, taking out former World No.11 Shahar Peer with the final score of 6-1 6-4 in only 59 minutes. Camila awaits 3rd seed Carla Suarez Navarro in the semis.
The Spaniard beat 7th seed Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets by 6-2 6-3. A very interesting thing happened in the night at the Katowice Open. In order to grant more seats available for the tennis fans to assist to the last two days of the tournament, the organizers decided to convert the main two courts into one.
Here is a VIDEO showing how the organizers did: