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It took her 140 minutes, but Halep is right is past Kerber into final Australian Open

7f0d9cee035638f595b3de68a799679f - It took her 140 minutes, but Halep is right is past Kerber into final Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki may be the Sunday morning to compete against the Romanian Simona Halep in the final of the women’s tournament. Halep earlier, after an extremely exciting match in three sets with the German Angelique Kerber: 6-3, 4-6 and 9-7 after a contest of more than two hours.

What a semi-final between Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber! The Romanian first seed took, however, a swift start and sailed in no time by going to five-zero in the first set. The German came back to five-three, but after a little more than half an hour, the Romanian in the first set to serve.

Just for a moment it seemed that the match quickly to an end would come, but with Germans you never finished. Halep was a break to 3-1, for the seed 21 and placed Kerber the signal to a higher gear to turn in the Rod Laver Arena. The 30-year-old German, already winner of two Grand Slams, induced the tegenbreak and went 4-4 again by the storage of the Romanian to immediately serve: 6-4 and 1-1 in the sets.

Deciding set

In the third sets went the energietank of both ladies little by little empty but it made sure that the tension of the game increased. The set began with four breaks, and when Halep eventually to 5-3 out of time, seemed to have the match played. At 5-4 and storage Kerber had the German two matchpunten save. And what was more: Kerber went yet again by the storage of Halep, and if suddenly the match serving. Also that did not work until 7-7, both ladies are in balance. Halep, something fitter than Kerber, kept a cool head and went at 8-7 and the fourth matchpunt for the last time by the storage of Kerber: 9-7.

So we get Sunday morning (9.30 a.m. Belgian time) a final between the number one and two of the world with the first place on the world ranking as a bet.

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