Angelique kerber just over an hour to move into her first semifinal of 2017 at the dubai duty free tennis championship after defeating ana konjuh in straight sets.
The World No.2 employed her solid brand of tennis against the big hitting 19-year-old, staying calm against Konjuh's barrage of winners to advance 6-3, 6-2.
"I'm really happy about the match today," Kerber told press after the victory. "I mean, it was a tough one, because Ana is a tough opponent. She's going for it. You have to play until the last point so it's nice to get through in two sets."