WTA Tour

Kenin to face Friedsam in Lyon WTA final

Sofia Kenin (Getty)
Sofia Kenin (Getty)

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin squeezed through to the final of the WTA event in Lyon on Saturday after a tight three-set win over Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.

The American top seed arrived in Lyon on a three-match losing streak but qualified for her second final of the year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/2) victory.

World number five Kenin, who saved a match point against Romania's Jaqueline Cristian in round two, will meet Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany on Sunday for the title.

Kenin withstood 22 aces from Van Uytvanck and fended off a pair of break points at 5-all in the third set before prevailing in a deciding tie-break.

The 136th-ranked Friedsam took down seventh seed Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 earlier in the day to reach her second career final. She finished runner-up at Linz, Austria in 2015.

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