Ana Ivanovic to face Venus Williams in Auckland Classic final

Ana Ivanovic has lost eight of her nine previous meetings with Venus Williams, who will be playing in her first WTA final since winning a tournament in Luxembourg in October 2012.

updated: January 03, 2014 15:40 IST
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Former world number one Ana Ivanovic maintained her sizzling form on Friday to storm into the final of the Auckland Classic, setting up a decider with seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.

Second seed Ivanovic dominated her doubles partner Kirsten Flipkens 6-0, 7-6 (7/3) in their semi-final, while Williams benefited from a walkover after fifth seed Jamie Hampton pulled out with an injury.

Ivanovic made the perfect start, breaking Flipkens three times to take the first set from the Belgian 6-0 in just 22 minutes.

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