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Lucie Safarova Wins In Straight Sets To Gain Connecticut Open Final

Lucie Safarova Wins In Straight Sets To Gain Connecticut Open Final

NEW HAVEN – Lucie Safarova, the No. 6-ranked player in the world, moved into the Connecticut Open championship with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) semifinal victory over "lucky loser" Lesia Tsurenko Friday afternoon at the Connecticut Tennis Center. Tsurenko, who lost in the qualifying but got a spot in the tournament when top-seeded Simona Halep pulled out of the tournament, made it difficult in the second set for Safarova. Safarova was leading 4-1 but Tsurenko rallied to force the tiebreaker. "I had to go back to basics and calm myself down," Safarova said after the match. Safarova, the French Open runner-up, will play the winner of tonight's Petra Kvitova-Caroline...

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