Wozniacki moves into second straight WTA final

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Caroline Wozniacki reached her second final in as many weeks on Friday as she beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Denmark’s former world number one, currently 15th, took just 90 minutes to beat her Latvian opponent and move into the title match at the Aviation club.

Wozniacki lost to Czech Karolina Pliskova in the Doha final last weekend.

Caroline Wozniacki

“It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks for me, I’m very happy with how I have been playing. Very happy how I have managed to get through these two weeks,” Wozniacki said.

“It’s been very tiring mentally. The fact that I have just been staying in there and keep grinding, I’m kind of proud of that.

“She definitely was a tricky opponent. I knew going into it that she was going to be difficult. She mixes the pace up. She really tries to break your rhythm. I was really pleased with how I was playing. I tried to stay aggressive and tried to mix it up, as well.”

She will face the winner of the second semi-final between top seed and world number two Angelique Kerber and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

Winning Saturday’s final would take Germany’s Kerber back to the top of the world rankings that she held after winning the US Open in September until Serena Williams wrested it back in claiming Australian Open glory last month.

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