Wozniacki to face Sabalenka in final

Wozniacki to face Sabalenka in final
Caroline Wozniacki celebrates win over Kerber.

Eastbourne - Sabalenka has beaten three top-20 players this week


Published: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 11:20 PM

Last updated: Sun 1 Jul 2018, 1:26 AM

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki reached her third Eastbourne International final by beating fellow former No. 1 Angelique Kerber 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday.
Wozniacki next faces the unseeded Aryna Sabalenka after the Belarusian knocked out 2008 champion Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
Unseeded pair Lukas Lacko and Mischa Zverev will meet in the men's final.
Wozniacki saved a match point at 5-6 in the second set, after an epic 24-shot rally, before eventually prevailing in 2 hours, 17 minutes. She won the title in 2009 and was runner-up last year.
"That was very tough," she said. "I was down match point and I think I got a little lucky hitting both lines, and then I somehow managed to get through.
"I always have tough matches against Angie, and I knew it wasn't going to be an easy one today."
Sabalenka advanced to her third career final after losing the previous two in Tianjin last year and Lugano in April.
She finished off the first set with her first ace but, after breaking Radwanska in the first game of the second, began spraying her shots and lost six games in a row.
Radwanska was serving at 3-2, 40-0 in the third when Sabalenka powered back by winning.

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