World number five Caroline Wozniacki overcame Simona Halep to reach the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final, where she’ll have to defeat home favorite Angelique Kerber if she is to park the 911 sports car in her garage, that had slipped through the fingers of three-time Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova at the 2015 edition of the tournament.
The first to make the final this Saturday was Wozniacki, who sneaked away with a break of serve after 11 straight holds to take the first set 7-5, and after failing to close things out in the second set, despite being just two points away from victory, the Dane finished the job in the third set with the final score 7-5 5-7 6-2. As a contrast, the second semifinal was quite straightforward, with the 14th-ranked Kerber beating Madison Brengle 6-3 6-1.
Kerber won five of her last seven meetings against Wozniacki, including a 6-1 6-2 drubbing in Stuttgart three years ago.
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