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Sevastova v Goerges in Mallorca final

Julia Goerges (AP Photo)
Julia Goerges (AP Photo)

Palma - Anastasija Sevastova reached the final of the Mallorca Open for the second year running following her straight set semi-final win on Saturday.

The Latvian needed just over an hour on the grass courts of Spanish city to defeat last year's finalist Caroline Garcia  6-4, 6-2.

Sevastova was superb, firing 14 winners and earning four breaks against the fourth seeded Frenchwoman. 

Waiting for her in the final is Germany's Julia Goerges, who breezed past CiCi Bellis 6-1, 6-1 earlier in the day to reach her first ever grass court WTA final. 

"It just feels special overall, it doesn't matter on which surface it is - it's been a while!" quipped the 28-year-old after the match.
 
"I just feel great on the grass here, it's been a solid week for me. I'm very happy to be in the final. I just try to play every match as best as I can, and fight as much as I can.
 
"At the end of the day, I can say I've played four very good matches here so far and obviously, I'm very pleased to play the final tomorrow and going ahead to Wimbledon."

Results from the WTA tournament in Mallorca on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Semi-finals

Julia Goerges (GER) bt Catherine Bellis (USA) 6-1, 6-1

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x2) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x3) 6-4, 6-2

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