Simona Halep
6 4 9

Angelique Kerber
3 6 7

Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

30-40 as Halep plants two returns into the net. And there's the third one saved! Lovely second shot down the line from Kerber to force the error and bring up deuce. AD Kerber, but she nets on the stretch and it's back to deuce.

Mike Barry

Was watching golf now im on this woohoo

Hannah (@hannakin__)

This is much more exciting!

Halep in at the net, Kerber goes for the lob. Halep has to leave it, but she'll be relieved to see it sail long. BREAK POINT HALEP...

HALEP BREAKS. Cracking return from out wide back in around the net post and we're on serve in the decider. 1-1.

Mike Barry

Wayyyy past my bedtime. 11.43pm !!

Halep quickly up 40-0. Kerber nonchalantly throws back a down the line return, that dives in!! That looked almost accidental! 40-15. Error from Kerber on the next point though and Halep gets the hold to edge ahead 2-1*

Kerber might be starting to tire a little, but Halep has got her eye right back in. Perfection on the down the line forehand for 0-15, then a miss from Kerber makes it 0-30. Halep looking to curl a short angled forehand, but it drops just wide. Even at 30-30. The winner was on Halep's racket, but she blasts it long! 40-30. And the Romanian nets to give Kerber the hold. 2-2.

Mike Barry

Haleps forehandcould be her demise. Shes not getting around on it.

Halep is putting absolutely everything behind her backhand to keep Kerber at bay on her serve. Hold to 15, the world number one keeps her nose in front at 3-2*

Mike Barry

I shouldnt have opened my yap.

Sounds like Kerber might be struggling with a leg injury. Definitely not moving quite as well as you'd expect. Still does enough to win that point though! Defence from the baseline, then in to pass with a short forehand. 30-0. She's definitely not getting behind her serve as much, but doing enough to get the job done. Couple of return errors from Halep and Kerber holds to 30. 3-3.

Hmm, some errors from Halep now off the backhand, Kerber ahead 0-30. Halep throws a down the line forehand, swerving all over the place in the air, but drops down into the corner for 15-30. Nice angle on a forehand from Halep, takes it late and arrows it across for 30-30. All the wonder shots coming from Halep's racket this game! This time a diving forehand winner into the corner. 4-3*

Halep in firm control, steps inside to fire the forehand winner with Kerber stranded on the other side. A bad miss from Kerber, danger now at 0-30. Halep again goes for that down the line forehand, and it forces the error to bring up THREE BREAK POINTS...

First one saved, Kerber's forehand angled right onto the line. But Kerber swings her second shot forehand long on the next point and HALEP BREAKS. 5*-3 the world number one will serve for a place in the final.