Result: Angelique Kerber edged out by Elina Svitolina in Wuhan Open semi-finals

Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Ksenia Pervak of Russia during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 25, 2014
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Elina Svitolina books her place in the semi-finals of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open with a 6-4 7-6 win over Angelique Kerber in China.

Angelique Kerber has crashed out of the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at the quarter-final stage, having fallen to a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Elina Svitolina.

The world number eight was edged out 4-6 6-7 by her opponent in China in a time of one hour and 42 minutes.

The first set went the way of serve until the eighth game when Kerber lost out, but Svitolina failed to fully capitalise on the opening, losing serve herself in the following game.

It set up a tense finale, but the Ukrainian eventually prevailed to take a surprising lead in the match.

Both players lost serve on three occasions in the second set, and a tie-break was needed to separate the pair who were locked at 6-6.

Svitolina kept her cool despite losing two match points to come out on top 7-3 in the tie to set up a meeting with Petra Kvitova in the semi-finals.

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