Stuttgart. . The dream final at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is reality: Caroline Wozniacki, the world’s number one player, beat the Pole Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 in the second semifinal on Saturday. She will now meet Julia Görges (Germany) in the final in the Porsche Arena on Sunday. “I’ve already played Julia and she was once up in the third set against me – I know how dangerous she is,” said the Dane about final opponent.
Caroline Wozniacki, who this year has already won the tournaments in Dubai, Indian Wells and Charleston, needed a bit of time to find her rhythm against the world No. 14. She lost her very first service game and it took her 30 minutes before she was able to re-break to level the scores at 3-3. Two games later at 4-4, 0-40 the Pole once again had three break points against the world’s best player. But Radwanska was unable to convert and Caroline Wozniacki’s time had come. Playing patiently, she gradually gained the upper hand before closing out the first set on her fourth set-point after 65 minutes.
The Dane started the second set by breaking the Pole to lead 2-0 but Radwanska countered immediately. Then Wozniakci broke again to go 4-2 up and both players held their next service games. With the score at 5-3, the number one again needed lots of patience. Having been on court for 1 hour 55 minutes, she eventually clinched a place in the final on her fifth match point.
“It was a very tough match for me,” said Caroline Wozinacki. “Agnieszka put me under pressure the whole time and played some great shots.”