Angelique Kerber managed a tight 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) fightback over Petra Kvitova as the pair of multiple Grand Slam winners struggled for a finals place at the WTA pre-Wimbledon event in Bad Homburg.

The German winner needed just over two hours to reach her first final since Eastbourne, 2019 and her fifth overall on grass.

The 2018 Wimbledon winner – like Kvitova – played two matches in a day after Thursday’s washout in northern Germany..

She will fight for the trophy in Saturday against Katerina Siniakova, a winner against Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tomo 6-2, 6-4.,

Kerber narrowed her career record against double Wimbledon winner Kvitova to 7-8 as she held off nine aces and broke the Czech six times.from a dozen chances.

The German, winner of three titles at the majors, will be hoping to snare a 13th WTA singles title in her first final since 2019 exactly two years ago this week.

Dangerous opponent Siniakova has dispatched three seeds this week.

Main photo:- Angelique Kerber wins semi-final in Bad Homburg ©


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