Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday maintained her dominance over Croatia's Petra Martic to move into the final of the Charleston Open, where she is to face Madison Keys. Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki in action during the match against Sweden's Johanna Larsson.

Wozniacki grabbed another 4-2 lead in the second set but the 16th seeded Martic bounced back to level the set at 4-4.

Keys, seeded eighth and ranked 18th in the world, continually hit big serves - she reached 121 miles per hour - and overwhelming forehands to wear down the fifth-seeded Wozniacki of Denmark and win her fourth career WTA event.

"It's been a long time since I made this long run here", said the Dane who won the SC tournament in 2011.

"It's been a long time since I made this long run here", Wozniacki said after her match.

Break-point chances came for Wozniacki at 3-2 and 4-3, but Keys held firm to take the opener into a breaker.

Keys told wtatour.com: "It's definitely been a really great week for me, especially after having some really tough losses the last couple of weeks". "But many players feel this way against Caroline". "I hope we keep this up".

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The eighth seed started the match strongly, holding her first two service games easily and then, after having two break points in Puig's opening service game, broke for a 3-1 lead after Puig fired a forehand wide on her second break point of that game.

A netcord earned her a break to go 4-2 up, and from there she was not going to surrender the initiative and duly closed out the set to complete the win.

Puig did not go quickly in the final game, though, saving three match points before Keys hit a big forehand return on a fourth match point to force an error from Puig.

"And I think the rain delay actually really helped because I got to refocus and kind of take a step back".

"Honestly, it was good", she said.

Keys was "just too good for me", said Wozniacki, who had beaten Keys in their only two previous meetings.

A costly double-fault at 4-3 was followed by Wozniacki allowing a Keys backhand to pass, only for the ball to land on the baseline, and there was no coming back from there for the former world number one.

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