Ker­ber reaches semis in Cincin­nati

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - SPORTS -

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.

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