Top seed Wozniacki into Tokyo tennis semis

This year has brought 18-year-old Bencic two titles and another final as well as three successive wins over Wozniacki, who beat fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-2 2-6 6-3 in two hours and 13 minutes.


She has won all of her three encounters against Wozniacki in 2015, including a victory in August in Toronto.

And there was danger this time, too – after Wozniacki cruised through the first set, 6-2, the No.5-seeded Kerber cruised just as much in the second set, retaliating by the exact same scoreline, 6-2.

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.

I knew I had to stay composed in the first set, and then stay on top of her in the second set, because if you let her play her game, she can play really well.The 47th-ranked Slovak raised her record to 5-3 vs. Top 20 opponents this season in reaching her first semifinal of 2015.

“The third base create could afford gone both strategies, nevertheless i received the main points, consequently I’m really happy”. I was playing well, and she was making quite a few errors.

Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic has continued her rapid rise this week and the world number 15 beat Wimbledon finalist Muguruza, seeded five places higher at third, in straight sets. “I am very happy about that”, Wozniacki said.

“She was reading the game really well”.


“I didn’t play for four months and it’s never easy to come back”, Cibulkova said. “New match, new tournament -we’ll see what happens”.

Wozniacki through to Tokyo semis, Ivanovic beaten