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WTA Porsche Grand Prix: German qualifier beats top seeded Pole to reach final


04-24-2016 13:14 BJT

More tennis as we check in on the women at the Porsche grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany where hometown favourite Laura Siegemund has been feeding off the fan's support in her fairy tale run to the semi-finals.

Siegemund upsets Radwanska 6-4, 6-2

After the qualifier saw off fourth seeded Simona Halep and number six Roberta Vinci to reach this stage, she would need to pull of the biggest upset of all over the top seed Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the final.

That's Siegemund in the far court with a chance to close out the first set on her serve. And the drop shot is just out of reach of Radwanksa and the German takes the frame 6-4.

Siegemund Upsets Radwanska 6-4, 6-2

Siegemund upsets Radwanska 6-4, 6-2

And the qualifier continues to impress in the second and is already up a break when she breaks again for a 4-1 lead.

But Radwanksa breaks back, but the Pole is unable to maintain her own serve as she sends it wide giving Siegemund a 5-2 advantage.

Siegemund now has triple match point. The 28 year old qualifier is ranked number 71 in the world, but you'd easily mistake her for a top ten player the way she has been performing. And the backhand passing shot is going to be the winner as Siegemund takes the set 6-2 to reach her first final at her hometown event.

Defending champion to meet Siegemund in all-German final

Petra Kvitova serving in the far court against Angleique Kerber, and the defending champion takes this with a great forehand and later wins the first set 6-4.

But the two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova fights back in the second. Kerber attempts a backhand slice, but the Czech fires a shot to the corner and later wins the set 6-4.

The decider starts off close, but this point is a sign of things to come. Kerber somehow reaches back to get her racquet on this ball. It just stays in then Kvitova pushes her backhand wide giving the German a big break.

And from there it's all Kerber as the Australian Open champion goes down the line and quickly jumps out of a 5-2 lead.

On match point, Kerber again comes up with a tough defensive shot, and Kvitova goes long. Kerber wins it 6-2 and will face Siegemund in an all German final.

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