Tennis: American Qualifier Coco Vandeweghe has reached her second WTA final by beating 8th seed Klara Koukalova in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Topshelf Open. Vandeweghe and Koukalova had met last week in Birmingham Quarterfinals too, where Vandeweghe had served for the match in second set and had lost in the 3 sets to the Czech.
The American talked about it as she said, "It was a good, clean match. Last week I lost to her in a tough three-setter after serving for the match, so I definitely looked at it as a revenge match. To get that win in a semifinal is a really fun feeling.
"I'm totally happy and elated. It's been a good year so far. I'm looking forward to playing in the final." Vandeweghe will face China's Zheng Jie in the final, who brushed aside Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Zheng Jie has not dropped a set yet this week.