China Open indoor tournament

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 October, 1997, 12:00am
 

Top seed Jim Courier of the US beat Jan Kroslak of Slovakia in straight sets in Beijing yesterday to move into the semi-finals at the China Open indoor tournament.


Former world number one Courier sealed victory by 6-4, 6-3 in 70 minutes thanks to a high first-serve percentage of 85 per cent, 25 per cent better than the 24-year-old Kroslak.


'I got into his service game more than he was able to get into mine,' said Courier after his win. 'But Kroslak played pretty well. I was not sure whether I could close up the match at the end.'

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