Sasnovich continues run in Seoul, reaches first WTA final

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

None

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Aliaksandra Sasnovich's dream run at the Korean Open continued as she beat second-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday.

The No. 136-ranked Belarussian stunned her Slovakian opponent, who is ranked 105 places higher, and moved within one win of her maiden WTA title.

Sasnovich dropped her first set of the tournament in the opening frame, but recovered to book her place in Sunday's final against top seeded Irina-Camelia Begu.

Romanian Begu ran away with a clinical 6-0, 6-2 win over Belgium's eighth seed Alison Van Uytvanck.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Fresh off a title in Nottingham, De Minaur is ready for Wimbledon

The Australian is currently the world No. 78, but he is certainly on the rise. 

For your life: Federer on Centre Court, or Nadal on Chatrier?

Read our experts' thoughts and cast your vote.

Federer, Nadal & the Greatest Match Ever—An Oral History, Part 3 of 12

It felt from the start that we were a long way from knowing who the winner would be.