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By Chris Oddo | Saturday July 29 2017

Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki booked a spot in the Swedish Open final on Saturday with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Belgium’s Elise Mertens. The Dane moves on to face No.7-seeded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in her fifth WTA final of the season.

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The Dane has dropped each of her four WTA finals this season.

"It's a positive that I put myself in the situation where I'm in a fifth final. I'm definitely going to try and make this one,” Wozniacki said.

Wozniacki heads into Sunday’s title match with a 25-21 record in WTA finals. The 27-year-old World No.6 improves to 42-14 on the season, and 14-6 in three-set affairs.

She was broken in the first game of the match by the 21-year-old World No.55 but rebounded and eventually claimed the set on her fourth set point when she drew a forced forehand error from Mertens.

The Belgian No.1 answered quickly in the second set to force a decider but it would be the former World No.1 to take control from there. She broke in the first game and again (at love) in the final game of the match to clinch her victory in two hours and seven minutes.


Siniakova had to deal with several hours of rain delays before dispatching No.3-seeded Caroline Garcia in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. The 21-year-old Czech made her first career final a year ago in Bastad as a qualifier before falling to Germany’s Laura Siegemund.

World No.39 Siniakova won her first WTA title in January at Shenzhen.


Wozniacki and Siniakova have played twice with the Dane winning both tilts.

 

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