Sport Wozniacki and Goerges pass stamina tests to reach Auckland final

12:25  06 january  2018
12:25  06 january  2018 Source:   Omnisport

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Sunday's final will be the 10th meeting between Goerges and Wozniacki with the German holding a 5-4 lead. Goerges , who defeated Polona Hercog 6-4, 6-4 then Hsieh 6-1, 6-4, is through to her second Auckland final after finishing runner-up two years ago.

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki survived an early scare to join Julia Goerges in the WTA Auckland Classic final after an exhausting Saturday involving the quarter and semi- finals . AFP | Jan 6, 2018, 14:29 IST.

CarolineWozniackicropped: World number three Caroline Wozniacki © Provided by Omnisport World number three Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki was "exhausted" after beating American duo Sofia Kenin and Sachia Vickery on Saturday to set up an Auckland Open final against Julia Goerges.

Two days of rain put the quarter-finals back to the weekend and Wozniacki was able to pass the test of stamina, getting past teenage wildcard Kenin 4-6 6-2 6-4 to reach the last four after a short weather delay in the final set.

The top seed, full of confidence after ending last season with her biggest tournament victory at the WTA Finals, then ended qualifier Vickery's run to move into the title decider.

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AUCKLAND : Top seed Caroline Wozniacki survived an early scare to join Julia Goerges in the WTA Auckland Classic final after an exhausting Saturday involving the quarter and semi- finals . Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secure No. 1 spot.

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Vickery, the world number 122, shocked fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2 6-2 in the quarter-finals, but went down 6-4 6-4 to Denmark's Wozniacki.

"I'm exhausted, if I'm being honest," said world number three Wozniacki. "It's a tough start to the season - you kind of feel it after the first match...in the back, and the legs, and then we didn't play for a couple of days, and I said, 'Oh, it's nice.'

"Then coming out here and playing three sets this morning, and then two sets when we ran a lot - I'm not 17 anymore, I can feel it for sure!"

Second seed Goerges saw off Polona Hercog 6-4 6-4 before also sealing a straight-sets victory over Su-Wei Hsieh, winning 6-1 6-4.

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Julia Goerges of Germany hits a return during her women's semi- final match against Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan at the WTA Auckland Classic. Michael Bradley / AFP. Wozniacki , who lost the Auckland final to Venus Williams in 2015 and has been a tournament regular in recent years

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The in-form German will be going for a third consecutive title on Sunday, having won in Moscow and Zhuhai on her previous two outings last October.

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