By Erik Gudris/Saturday, October 19, 2013
19-year-old Annika Beck reached her first ever WTA final in Luxembourg. She'll face top seed Caroline Wozniacki who beat Sabine Lisicki.
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19-year-old Annika Beck of Germany continued her surprise run at the BGL BNP Paribas Open in Luxembourg by reaching her first career WTA final.
After winning a marathon quarterfinal on Friday, Beck faced off against Stefanie Voegele in the semis. The first set took well over an hour as both women battled each other, but it was Beck who finally secured the set 7-5.
After that, Voegele called for the trainer to assess an upper thigh injury for the Swiss player. Although Voegele played one more game, she decided to retire thus giving Beck the 7-5, 1-0 victory.
Beck is now into her first ever WTA final.
Wozniacki Defeats Lisicki; Reaches Second Final of Season
Top seed Caroline Wozniacki faced off against another German in Sabine Lisicki in the second semi of the afternoon. Despite big hitting from Lisicki, it was Wozniacki who claimed the opening set 6-4. Wozniacki then jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second set.
Though Lisicki managed to pull even towards the end, it wasn't enough as Wozniacki won 6-4, 6-4.
Unlike her opponent on Sunday, Wozniacki is now into her 34th career WTA final. Luxembourg is the second final of this season for the former No. 1 who reached the Indian Wells finals earlier this spring, losing to eventual champion Maria Sharapova.