Tennis: Wozniacki moves into second straight WTA final

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in action against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in action against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.PHOTO: EPA

DUBAI (AFP) - Caroline Wozniacki reached her second final in as many weeks on Friday (Feb 24) as she beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 at the Dubai Tennis Championships.

Denmark's former world number one, currently 15th, took just 90 minutes to beat her Latvian opponent and move into the title match at the Aviation club.

Wozniacki lost to Czech Karolina Pliskova in the Doha final last weekend.

She will face the winner of the second semi-final between top seed and world number two Angelique Kerber and Ukrainian Elina Svitolina.

Winning Saturday's final would take Germany's Kerber back to the top of the world rankings that she held after winning the US Open in September until Serena Williams wrested it back in claiming Australian Open glory last month.