Qualifier Jamie Hampton to face Elena Vesnina in Eastbourne final

Hampton squandered five set points in the opening set to give the momentum to her opponent, But Wozniacki was unable to serve out the second set leading 5-4 after winning the first in a tiebreaker and came up short in the third.

updated: June 21, 2013 21:58 IST
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Eastbourne: American qualifier Jamie Hampton will line up in the first final of her career against Russian Elena Vesnina in a first-time meeting for the title at the pre-Wimbledon ATP-WTA Eastbourne International on Saturday.

The 41st-ranked Hampton earned her place with a 6-7 (8/10) 7-5, 6-3 upset of former world number one Caroline Wozniacki on Friday, while Vesnina followed up her ouster of China's second seed Li Na in the quarter-finals by crushing Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 6-0 in just 51 minutes.

The Hampton-Wozniacki clash took nearly three hours but could have ended much earlier had fifth seed Wozniacki managed to complete a straight-sets win.

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  • AFC Wimbledon
  • Mahesh Bhupathi
  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Jamie Hampton
  • Yanina Wickmayer
  • Elena Vesnina
  • Sania Mirza