Saturday, October 12, 2013
Finalists set in Linz and Osaka
Two-time former champion Ana Ivanovic defeated Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to set up a final against top-seeded Angelique Kerber at the Generali Ladies in Linz. Kerber outclassed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2,6-0 in her semi final match. By reaching the semifinals, Kerber secured the eighth and final spot in the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul. Both Ivanovic and Kerber eye for the first title of the year.
Meanwhile in Osaka, WTA Japan Open, 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard of Canada beat Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career WTA tour final. She will face Samantha Stosur of Australia, who swept past American teenager Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 in her semi final match.