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.

AFP| Updated: Sep 20, 2014, 19:13 PM IST
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.