However, the tournament’s defending champion and second-seed Ana Ivanovic will not be moving forward after losing 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova, who is now set to face Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi-finals. It could have gone both ways, but I won the most important points.
Switzerland’s world No. 15 Belinda Bencic ousted top-seed Caroline Wozniacki from the 2015 Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Saturday, setting up a final with Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska who progressed from her semifinal with a straight-sets win.
“It was a good game, we played very well and that motivates us to continue to strive to be among the best eight couples”. So I knew I had to be focused well from start to finish today. “So I really want to enjoy the final”.
“I had to stay low and she generated a lot of power on ground strokes as well as serves”, Ivanovic said.The Dane said “that was a long game, and holding that definitely gave me some confidence”.Wozniacki, who won Tokyo in 2010 and lost to Ivanovic in last year’s final, is expecting a battle against Bencic. “If I win, that’s even better”, she said.
In China, Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic came from three points down in the 11th game of the deciding set to break Yanina Wickmayer’s serve and advance to the Guangzhou global final with a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win Friday. “I played for the first time here two years ago, and it was like a huge tournament for me”, Bencic said.
Allertova was playing in her first WTA final after beating top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania in straight sets in the quarterfinals and No. 3 Sara Errani of Italy in the semi-finals. “I’ll just try to do revenge and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow”.
“I think maybe she didn’t have that much patience in the second set as in the first set”, said Radwanska, the 2011 Toray Pan-Pacific champion.