Russia’s Maria Kirilenko will play for the New Haven Open title after the no.3 seed Caroline Wozniacki retired from their semifinal encounter whilst trailing 7-5.
The Dane was forced to finish the match due to a knee injury and this is her first loss in 21 appearances here at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. She prevailed in last year’s final, beating Petra Cetkovska to clinch the title. However, Wozniacki should be ready to compete at the fourth Grand Slam of the year.
Kirilenko has got a chance to win the 6th title of her career, with her opponent in the final yet to be decided. She will take on the winner of the match between Petra Kvitova and Sara Errani.
Kvitova, who has already secured herself the top spot in the US Open Series standings, could potentially bag a $1 million bonus on top of the prize money that she will receive at the 2012 US Open.