Kvitova Outlasts Wozniacki, will Play Li in WTA Rogers Cup Final

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After playing two grueling matches on Saturday, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki did not have enough left to battle Petra Kvitova for a spot in the WTA Rogers Cup final.  Wozniacki was strong in the first set, attacking Kvitova who was struggling on her serve.  Aided by a slew of double faults from the former Wilmbledon chamption, the Dane was able to pressure her opponents service games enough to break three times and take the first set 6-3.

However, Wozniacki would not be able to sustain her lead long.  Momentum quickly shifted from the start of the second set as Kvitova stepped up her game considerably.  The 5th seed began to dominate, hitting a 81% of her first serves in the second set.  Wozniacki had no answer and conceded two service games en-route to a 6-3, 2-6 scoreline.  The third set played out similarly to the second as Wozniacki faded out, winning just 50% of her first serve points.  The Dane did manage to break once, but it was not enough as Kvitova took the the match 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in just under 2 hours.

The former Wimbledon chamption will go up against former French Open chamption Li Na.  The 30-year-old Li won her semifinal match in dramatic fashion. coming back from 1-5 down in the third set against Safarova.  Li holds a 2-1 advantage over Kvitova having won their last two meetings.  The pair took it to three sets earlier this year on the hardcourts of Sydney where Li came back from a set down to take the match.

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