Serena Williams to face Victoria Azarenka in Cincinnati WTA final

Serena brushed aside Li Na in the semifinals while world number two Azarenka came from a set down to beat Jelena Jankovic.

updated: August 18, 2013 14:25 IST
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Cincinnati: Serena Williams staged comebacks in both sets to defeat China's Li Na 7-5, 7-5 and reach the final at the Cincinnati WTA tournament for the first time. She will face off for the title against world number two Victoria Azarenka, who won a match plagued by breaks of serve -- 23 in total, including the first six games -- to defeat 2011 finalist Jelena Jankovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Azarenka and Williams will both be playing for their first title at the tournament.

Azarenka finally earned her victory with a concluding break of former number one Jankovic.

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