Wozniacki sets up Tokyo semifinal against Bencic

TOKYO (AP) Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki overcame No. 5 Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Toray Pan-Pacific Open.

Wozniacki saved five break points in the fifth game of the deciding set before clinching the match after 2 hours, 12 minutes.

The Dane said ''that was a long game, and holding that definitely gave me some confidence.''

She will next play Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, who defeated third-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-6 (1), 6-1. Bencic saved three straight break points in the fourth game of the second set to hold for a 3-1 lead and swept the next three games to close out the win.

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