WTA Tour

Wozniacki, Keys advance to Charleston final

Caroline Wozniacki (AP)
Caroline Wozniacki (AP)

Charleston - Caroline Wozniacki reached her first final of the season on Saturday after defeating Petra Martic in straight sets in the semi-finals of the Charleston Open.

The Danish fifth seed used a solid serve to overpower her Croatian opponent en route to a 6-3, 6-4 win in the WTA clay court tournament.

It marked the third time Wozniacki has made the final of the Charleston event, which she won eight years ago in 2011.

"I think I served well in most of the match and I think I returned really well most of the match as well, and I just tried to stay aggressive as much as I could and tried to make her run and make her move," Wozniacki said.

"I think I did well today."

The world No 13 had never lost to Martic in five previous meetings and an upset never looked on the cards on Saturday as she completed a win in 1 hour 25 minutes.

Wozniacki will face eighth seed Madison Keys of the United States in Sunday's final.

Keys was a similarly convincing winner in her semi with Puerto Rico's Monica Puig, winning 6-4, 6-0.

Results from WTA Charleston Open on Saturday (x denotes seed):

Semi-finals

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x5) bt Petra Martic (CRO x16) 6-3, 6-4

Madison Keys (USA x8) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 6-0

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