Angelique Kerber Through to Brisbane Final

Updated: 08 January 2016 15:07 IST

The fourth seed Angelique Kerber was simply too strong for Carla Suarez Navarro, taking 75 minutes to win 6-2, 6-3.

Angelique Kerber Through to Brisbane Final
Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates her victory against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in their women's singles semifinal match on the sixth day of the Brisbane International tournament. © AFP

Angelique Kerber brushed aside the challenge of Carla Suarez Navarro to move into the final of the season-opening Brisbane International on Friday. (Read in Tennis)

The German fourth seed was simply too strong for her Spanish opponent, taking 75 minutes to win 6-2, 6-3.

Kerber is the highest seed left in the tournament after the injury withdrawals of Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Maria Sharapova.

She was always in control of the semi-final, constantly attacking Suarez Navarro's serve while winning her own with ease.

The pressure told on the Spaniard, who lost her serve early in both sets and then struggled to stay in touch.

"I came here to have a lot of matches," Kerber said. "Right now I'm in the final, so that's not bad.

"When you start the season you don't know exactly where you're standing. You don't know how the others are playing and how the others worked in the last few weeks.

"I can just say that I'm feeling good -- I'm feeling better every match."

Kerber said she had worked hard on her serve in the off-season and that was paying dividends this week.

"I'm feeling that the serve is also a little bit faster," she said. "Also I'm trying to go for it with my second serve, not only pushing the ball.

"Of course that needs time, but I think I'm on the way."

Kerber will play either two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka or American qualifier Samantha Crawford in Saturday's final.

Topics : Angelique Kerber Carla Suarez Navarro Tennis
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