22 Jun 2012


(22 JUNE) Kim has qualified for the semifinals of the Unicef Open in Rosmalen after defeating Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3 7-6(7).

The first set saw Kim dominating most of the exchanges, never really letting Schiavone get into the match or keeping her under control. When serving for the set at 5-3, Kim had to save 2 break points though, which she did before closing out the first set.

The second set was a much different story, with the Italian getting into the rhythm and raising her level to dictate the rallies while Kim struggled to hold serve. This led to a tie break in which Kim saved 2 set points before closing it out on her first match point.

'This was a very intense match', Kim said. 'Schiavone is a player who keeps fighting and has all sorts of different strokes. It is very important to stay focused for each point.'

In the semis Kim will face Urszula Radwanska and their match is scheduled second from a 2pm start, so probably around 3pm-3.30pm, local time.

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