Wozniacki, Vinci to clash for Istanbul title

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 05:51

Istanbul: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semi-final stage.

Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France`s Kristina Mladenovic while second-seeded Italian Vinci brushed aside Konjuh 6-4, 6-2.

Vinci had lost to Konjuh in the first round in Auckland this season in the pair`s only other previous meeting.

"The conditions were difficult out there today with the wind, so it made everything a little harder," Wozniacki said of her clash with Mladenovic.

"I just tried to stay focused and play my best tennis and I`m glad it worked out."

Vinci leads Wozniacki 2-1 in head-to-head meetings, including beating the Dane when she was ranked number one in 2011 and also winning their only 2014 encounter.

Vinci is also on a roll, winning eight of nine matches since coming out of Wimbledon.

AFP

First Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:11

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