Kaia Kanepi trashes Galina Voskoboeva to enter quarters – KDB Korea Open 2012

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Kaia Kanepi trashes Galina Voskoboeva to enter quarters – KDB Korea Open 2012
Seeded third in this event, Kaia Kanepi from Estonia showed exceptional skills to triumph over Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva in straight sets at the KDB Korea Open Tennis Championship 2012 on Wednesday. She juggled up a 6-2, 6-2 success against her fellow
27-year-old to secure a place in the final eight at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Championship in South Korea.
The Estonian number one needed one hour and six minutes to pull out the victory in their second meeting. The players last met each other at the Poitiers WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) event seven years ago and after clicking this match, Kanepi not only
avenged her loss but also levelled the head-to-head series by 1-1 against the Kazakh.
"I'm happy to win in two sets again. I think I played better today," the jubilant Estonian reflected in a courtside interview after clicking the match. "I served better and felt better and wasn't nervous at all anymore. It's good to play two matches in a
row. They were both around an hour and I don't have any injuries anymore, so things are going well right now."
Kanepi stepped into this WTA International-level tournament in high spirits. She suffered the first blow in the third game and went 1-2 down. However, she unleashed flurry of groundstrokes and winded up five games in a row. The Estonian dusted away three
out of four breakpoints she faced and cashed in all three break chances to click the opener with a 6-2 win.  
The world number 16 kept momentum sailing in the following set and held her opening serve to take the initial lead. After Voskoboeva held her serve in the fourth game, the Estonian bagged the last four games and clinched the set with a 6-2 score line. She
blocked the only breakpoint she faced and converted two out of three break chances to her advantage.
The seeded Estonian will face off the Dutch contender, Kiki Bertens, who hit back at Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa in three sets to set up this meeting. Bertens was broken five times and capitalised on five out of 12 break chances to formulate a 1-6, 7-6(3),
6-2 victory.



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