Azarenka, Goerges in Linz final
Linz (Austria), Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka defeated Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in straight sets in the semi-final and will play Julia Goerges in the final of the Generali Ladies Tennis tournament here.
Top seed Azarenka hit an ace and overcame five double faults to beat Begu 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.
Azarenka overpowered Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-1 in the Beijing final last week and withdrew before her quarter-final in Tokyo the week before.
Earlier Saturday, fifth seed Goerges booked her place in the final as she beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. The German dropped her first set at the tournament and hit one double fault to Flipkens' six in a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Goerges will play in her second singles final of the season after she was runner-up in Dubai in February, losing to Agnieszka Radwanska.
Azarenka has faced Goerges four times and won the last three encounters in straight sets after retiring with a shoulder injury in their first meeting in Stuttgart in April 2011.
The prize fund for the tournament is $220,000.
Read More: World Bank | Austria | Belgium | Vapi | Varanasi | Vellore | Vijayawada | Visakhapatnam | Jind | Shahpur Begu | Begu Road Sirsa | Rukna Begu | Victoria Park | World University Centre | Victoria Extension Road | Victoria Mission | Maria | Julia Roberts | Victoria Azarenka | All India Tennis Association
Actor Sanam Struts Down the Runway at CIFW
July 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Andrea Jeremiahs Walk of Style
July 25, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Kallols Digital Print Experiments
July 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM
A Fashionable Cause
July 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM
At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash
July 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM
Gaza hospital flooded with injured children following airstrike
July 24, 2014 at 1:40 AM