Copenhagen, Denmark (Sports Network) - Caroline Wozniacki will try for her
third straight title at the e-Boks Open on Sunday against Angelique Kerber, as
both won semifinal matches on Saturday.
The top-seeded Wozniacki dispatched Croatia's Petra Martic, 6-3, 6-2, in just
68 minutes. The former world No. 1 hasn't dropped a set in four matches this
week and has won each of her last three in less than 70 minutes.
Wozniacki, who grew up in nearby Odense, improved to 14-0 all-time at her home
event. She won the title in 2010 and 2011, and on Sunday will play in her
first final of 2012 after appearing in eight title matches last year.
Currently ranked No. 6, Wozniacki's best results thus far this year were
semifinal losses to Julia Goerges in Dubai and Maria Sharapova in Miami. She
will take an 18-10 lifetime mark in finals into Sunday's match.
Kerber already has a title this year, capturing the Paris Indoors back in
February for her first career WTA crown. She is just 1-1 all-time in finals,
having lost in the 2010 Bogota championship match.
Saturday's semifinal win for the second-seeded Kerber, a 6-2, 6-1 rout of
former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, was her first straight-set win of the
week. The German needed three sets to dispose of each of her first three
Wozniacki won the only two previous meetings with Kerber, including a 7-6
(7-4), 6-3 triumph in the second round of this event last year. The only other
matchup ended with a 6-3, 6-4 Wozniacki victory four years ago in Stockholm.
This week's champion will earn $37,000.
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