China Open: Naomi Osaka sets up Ashleigh Barty finalCat:未分類
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Naomi Osaka will face world number one Ashleigh Barty in the China Open final after surging past defending winner Caroline Wozniacki.
In defeating Wozniacki 6-4 6-2 in one hour 24 minutes in Beijing 30 winners were struck by australia Open winner Osaka.
Barty, that won the French Open, previously battled past Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6 (9-7) within their semi-final on Saturday.
Sunday will be the fourth meeting between Barty and Japans Osaka, with the major 2-1.
Osaka, 21, began strongly but Wozniacki held until the game, when Osaka functioned and broke out to claim the set.
The world , who rescued each of seven break points against her and struck on five aces, struck the Dane in the second set as she hurried to success.
Barty, 23, had to conserve game point into a thrilling decider against the Netherlands Bertens, also committing 52 unforced errors in a nervy showing.
The first set was dominated by the top seed for Bertens, 27, win the second.
Bertens broke in the fifth game of the decider but could not serve out for the match because Barty hit back to take into a tie-break.
Until Bertens won the two to find a match stage of her own, the Australian trailed 3-0 at the tie-break but rallied to put up match point at 6-5.
But level was drawn by Barty and reeled off the next two points to wrap up victory in just two hours 20 minutes.
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