Women's singles final (12pm)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Women's doubles final
Samantha Stosur (AUS) & Rennae Stubbs (AUS)
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) & Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
Singles - Semifinals
(6) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 36 64 64
Virginie Razzano (FRA) d. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 64 10 ret. (right quad strain)
Doubles - Semifinals
(4) Stosur/Stubbs (AUS/AUS) d. (1) Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) 64 76(5)
Amanmuradova/Sugiyama (UZB/JPN) d. King/Zheng (USA/CHN) 63 64
The AEGON International titles will be decided on Saturday with No.6 seed Caroline Wozniacki taking on Virginie Razzano in the women’s singles final and No.2 seed Dimitry Tursunov facing Frank Dancevic in the men’s singles final.
Razzano’s progress into the final was relatively straightforward, her opponent Marion Bartoli withdrawing with a right quad strain while trailing 4-6 0-1.
The Frenchwoman was delighted to reach the sixth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final of her career, and her first final on grass.
“I played my game, tried to hit every ball, tried to fight for every ball because I wanted to win the first set, win the second set,” said the world No.25. “I was better with my mentality today and played a very good game. I was happy to win today because when you are playing her you have to prepare for anything. If you don’t play your game against her you are lost.”
Razzano said she was now in a win-win situation. “I’m in the finals and I would just like to try to win tomorrow. If not, it’s already been a great tournament for me. I beat Dementieva and Radwanska, two great players, so tomorrow is a bonus for me. If I win it’s good, if I lose it is good too. I think it will be a very nice final,” she said.
“Caroline is young but very good and she has a lot of experience in tournaments. I’m playing against a great player and a professional player so you can appreciate every game in the match.”
Razzano’s opponent in the final, No.6 seed Wozniacki, overcame gusting centre court winds and a shaky start against Aleksandra Wozniak to triumph 3-6 6-4 6-4.
“It was a little bit tough conditions today but it was the same for both players and in the beginning I thought I maybe made too many unforced errors,” said Wozniacki.
“Virginie has played really well on grass and it’s going to be a tough match tomorrow but I will go out there and try and enjoy it.
“I am pleased to get so far in this tournament. Being in the final gives you a lot of confidence on grass, especially as there have been so many great players who have won the title here.”
Wozniacki holds a 2-0 head-to-head record against Razzano, defeating her twice on clay at Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston earlier this season.
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