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Defending champion Kerber reaches Porsche Grand Prix final

  • Angelique Kerber from Germany returns a ball during her semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, southern Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Angelique Kerber from Germany returns a ball during her semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, southern Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Angelique Kerber from Germany holds her rackted during her semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, southern Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Angelique Kerber from Germany holds her rackted during her semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, southern Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Angelique Kerber from Germany celebrates after winning the semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

    Angelique Kerber from Germany celebrates after winning the semifinal match against Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic at the WTA tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Defending champion Angelique Kerber reached her second successive Porsche Grand Prix final with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 defeat of Petra Kvitova.

Kerber, the No. 2 seed, saved 10 of the 13 break points she faced Saturday and converted five of her 10 opportunities to beat the fifth-seeded Czech in 2 hours and 4 minutes on her first match point.

The top-seed, Agnieszka Radwanska, was to play qualifier Laura Siegemund in the other semifinal at the indoor clay-court tournament later Saturday.

Siegemund will be playing in her first semifinal, bidding to make it an all-German final in her hometown on Sunday.