WTA NANCHANG:Ying-Ying Duan and Vania King to clash in the final


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WTA NANCHANG:Ying-Ying Duan and Vania King to clash in the final

Tennis: USA's Vania King reached her first WTA final in three years as she defeated seventh seed Risa Ozaki in straight sets in semifinals of the Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open in Nanchang and will face China's Ying-Ying Duan, who defeated another Japanese Misa Eguchi. It was first meeting between sixth seed King and seventh seed Ozaki.

King broke her opponent in the first game of the match and then did not face any break point on her serve in the first set. She got another break in the fifth game to take the first set 6-2. In the second set King raced to 4-0 lead and saved two break points she faced to take the second set 6-2. This will be King's third WTA final of the career as her WTA final was also in China in 2013 when she had lost to Shuai Zhang in Guangzhou whereas her only other final was 10 years back in Thailand when she won her first WTA final.

In the other semifinal, Ying Ying Duan took on Misa Eguchi, as both were looking to reach their first WTA final. Duan had won both of their previous meetings and once again she came out on top as she won 6-4, 7-6(7), after saving a set point in the second set.

It will be first ever meeting between King and Duan in final. SEMIFINALS [6] Vania King (USA) d [7] Risa Ozaki (JPN) | 6 - 2 | 6 - 2
Ying-Ying Duan (CHN) d Misa Eguchi (JPN) | 6 - 4 | 7 - 6 (7)