Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic reach WTA Pan Pacific Open final
Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic reach WTA Pan Pacific Open final
In-form Dane Caroline Wozniacki beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4 2-6 6-2 to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

This month's US Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza as the match wore on.

Muguruza had beaten Wozniacki in their two previous encounters, in the third round of the Australian Open in January and in Miami last year.

Wozniacki broke Muguruza's serve five times but lost hers four times in the rollercoaster two-and-half-hour match. She faced 23 break points in all but saved 19.

"She was playing really, really well and very aggressively," Wozniacki said. "But I just kept fighting and staying in there, and I think at the end I had just a little bit more energy than she did."

The second-seeded Wozniacki, who won the Tokyo title four years ago, will meet third seed Ana Ivanovic in Sunday's final after the Serbian beat top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 7-5 6-3.

Both Sunday's finalists are battling for a place in the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

Ivanovic is currently No 8 in the standings, ahead of ninth-ranked Wozniacki. Eight women qualify for the event. 

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