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Goerges to face Radwanska in Dubai final

Saturday, February 25 2012 by SNTV

  • Intro:

    Unseeded German Julia Goerges enjoyed her third straight win over former world number one
    Caroline Wozniacki to reach the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday.

    Goerges had a hard-fought 7-6 (3), 7-5 victory over the defending champion and will face Angieszka Radwanska in Saturday's final.

    The Pole beat another former world number one - Jelena Jankovic - 6-2, 2-6, 6-0.


    Agnieszka Radwanska faced Jelena Jankovic in Friday's first semi-final showdown at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

    With both on top form throughout the tournament, it was always going to be a tough match.

    But it was Radwanska who seized the initiative in the opening set, breezing to a 6-2 lead in just 33 minutes.

    And with shots like this one, it was no surprise.

    However the 22-year-old Polish player then faltered in the second, allowing Jankovic to break twice and even up the match at one set apiece.

    But it was the Serb who lost her momentum in the decider.

    An early break allowed Radwanska to regain confidence.

    And with Radwanska dominating play from all areas of the court, Jankovic's challenge soon collapsed in spectacular fashion.

    Radwanska sweeping through to the final with a six-love scoreline.

    A few hours later, unseeded Julia Goerges faced defending champion and third seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second semi-final.

    The German player squandered a set point at 5-3, but eventually prevailed 7 points to 3 in the first set tiebreak.

    After breaking serve and leading 4-2 in the second, former world number one Wozniacki looked on course to level the match at one-set all.

    But Goerges rallied to break back with a magnificent forehand down the line, leaving the Dane stranded at the net.

    Back in control, Goerges cruised on to her third consecutive victory over Wozniacki, the final score 7-6, 7-5.

    A victory in Saturday's final will give either Goerges or Radwanska their highest ranking yet.

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