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Tennis: Serena beats Wozniacki to reach Cincinnati final

Published on Aug 17, 2014 7:12 AM
Serena Williams celebrates during a match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on day 8 of the Western & Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

CINCINNATI (AFP) - World number one Serena Williams battled past Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the Cincinnati hardcourt tournament.

The victory marked the second time in a fortnight that Williams rallied from a set down to defeat Wozniacki, after her win over the Dane in the Montreal quarter-finals last week.

In her fifth final of the year, the American superstar will face either fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova or ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic in Sunday's final of the US Open tune-up event.