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Angelique Kerber Image Credit: AFP

Eastbourne: Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber reached the Eastbourne final on Friday when Ons Jabeur withdrew with an injury.

Jabeur rolled her right ankle during Thursday’s quarter-final match against Alize Cornet and the Tunisian couldn’t recover in time for her second career semi-final match.

Chasing her first title since she beat Serena Williams in last year’s Wimbledon final, Kerber will play either second-seeded Karolina Pliskova or third-seeded Kiki Bertens.

It will be the third time Kerber has played in the Eastbourne final after losing in 2012 and 2014.