Tennis - Radwanska coasts past Wickmayer in Qatar, faces Halep in last four

Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska overcame Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer 6-2 6-1 to move into the last four of the Qatar Open.

Tennis - Radwanska coasts past Wickmayer in Qatar, faces Halep in last four

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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland

“I've had easy scores until now, but it doesn't mean I've had easy matches," Radwanska said.

"I played great tennis, especially today, and Yanina was a tough opponent - every time we play I have to really push myself 100% to beat her. I think I just played really, really good tennis out there tonight.”

Radwanska will face Simone Halep in the semi-finals after the Romanian came through her clash with fourth seed Sara Errani in impressive fashion, winning 6-2 6-0.

"It was a difficult match. I couldn't prepare very well because I'm not 100% - I have an injury - and I can't run very well on the court," Halep said.

"But I was very strong mentally and just wanted to focus on every point. She's a great player and comes back very well and runs very well, so I knew it was important to just stay aggressive and finish the points, and the match, as soon as I could."

Elsewhere, Jelena Jankovic knocked out third seed Petra Kvitova with a 6-1 6-3 victory while Angelique Kerber dropped just one game as she blew away Petra Cetkovska in straight sets.

Qatar Open results


2-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-2 6-1

7-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 4-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-2 6-0

5-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat 3-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3

6-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-0

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