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Tennis: Svitolina dominates Kerber, reaches Italian Open semis

IANS  |  Rome 

Ukrainian player on Friday continued her reign over Angelique Kerber, as she defeated the German 6-4, 6-4 to book a place in the semi-finals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court event held in

Svitolina, world No. 4, needed one hour and 26 minutes to earn her sixth consecutive win over former world No. 1, Kerber, reports

To do so, the Italian Open's defending champion had to rally from 4-2 down in the first set, winning four games in a row.

This victory was Svitolina's eighth in hers and Kerber's head-to-head 13 career matches.

For a place in the final, Svitolina is set to take on either Danish Caroline Wozniacki, world No. 2, or Estonian Anett Kontaveit, who stunned the United States Venus Williams on Thursday.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:56 IST
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