Varvara Lepchenko reaches first final at 28

Varvara Lepchenko beat fellow American Christina McHale to reach the first final of her career at the WTA Korea Open on Saturday.

Varvara Lepchenko reaches first final at 28

Seoul: Varvara Lepchenko beat fellow American Christina McHale to reach the first final of her career at the WTA Korea Open on Saturday.

The Uzbek-born Lepchenko, 28, came from behind to overcome McHale 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) and set up a final with Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova.

Lepchenko upset defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in the quarter-finals and she will be full of confidence heading into Sunday`s final.

Pliskova beat Russia`s Maria Kirilenko, who is playing on a wildcard as she pursues a comeback from serious injury, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to reach the title match.

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