Top seed Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the final of the MPS Group Championships with a victory over fourth-seeded Elena Vesnina 1-6 7-6 (4) 6-4. The defending champion and world No.2 Wozniacki rallied from a set down in this encounter with Vesnina, while last year, also at the semifinal stage of the same tournament, Vesnina had four match points before losing to Wozniacki in a third set tie-break.
Wozniacki’s opponent in the MPS Group Championships final will be unseeded Olga Govortsova, ranked 52nd in the world. Govortsova booked her place in the title match by upsetting third seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-4 7-5 in their first career meeting.
Govortsova will be looking for her first WTA singles title in her third such final. Wozniacki has played 13 WTA finals so far, and has won six. The Belorussian and the Dane have never played each other. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)