WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open: Petra Kvitova sets up final date with Angelique Kerber

Last Updated: 28/09/13 8:21am

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Petra Kvitova: Will face Angelique Kerber in Tokyo final

Petra Kvitova: Will face Angelique Kerber in Tokyo final

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Petra Kvitova battled past a resurgent Venus Williams to set up a showdown with Angelique Kerber in the Toray Pan Pacific Open final.

The world No 11 saved 11 break points on her way to a 3-6 6-3 7-6 (2) victory in two hours and 24 minutes to reach her third tour final of the season.

The 33-year-old Williams served nine aces and broke seventh seed Kvitova twice but she fell short in the deciding set tiebreaker after her opponent raced into a 6-0 lead.

"Every game was up and down, and it was about a few points," said 23-year-old Kvitova. "I always love playing here. I had a great result in 2011, when I reached the semi-finals and I love being on centre court before a great crowd."

Kvitova will face Kerber in the Tokyo final after the world No 9 overcame fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark in straight sets, 6-4 7-6 (7/5).

The German took advantage of three of her nine break point opportunities to seal victory in one hour 40 minutes.

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