Kerber reaches semis in Cincinnati
MASON, OHIO >> Angelique Kerber has Serena Williams within arm’s reach, and she’s trying not to think about it.
Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open, staying on track to overtake Williams at No. 1. She overcame a sloppy first set and beat Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
If Kerber wins the tournament, she’ll move ahead of Williams in next week’s WTA rankings.
Kerber will play third-seeded Simona Halep, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-1 for her 13th straight match victory.
In the men’s bracket, Grigor Dimitrov reached the semifinals of a Masters event for the third time, beating top American Steve Johnson 7-6 (8), 6-2.