Radwanska beats Kerber, becomes first Polish player in Open Era to enter Wimbledon final

London: Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska defeated German Angelique Kerber to enter the women's singles finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships here on Thursday.

The third seed got past Kerber 6-3, 6-4 in the first semi-final. She awaits the winner of an exciting clash between American Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

Coming into the tournament she was the only player in the Top 15 never to reach a Grand Slam semi-final - and after finally getting that monkey off her back she soared. Agnieszka Radwanska stormed into her very first Grand Slam final, staying strong on serve and keeping her unforced errors low to beat surging German Angelique Kerber.

The No.3-seeded Radwanska had a slow start, getting broken early and falling behind 3-1, but she regrouped quickly, winning five games in a row to take the first set; she got the lone break of the second set and held the rest of the way to close it out. The 23-year-old hit just six unforced errors during the match.

Radwanska was already the first Polish player in the Open Era, male or female, to reach a Grand Slam semi-final; now she is the first one to reach a final too. She is also going to break into the Top 2 on the new rankings - if she wins the final she will be No.1 in the world, if she loses the final she will be No.2.

Kerber was playing her second Grand Slam semi-final, having also gone this far at the US Open last year (where she fell to Sam Stosur in three sets).