No. 1 Wozniacki into final in South Carolina

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No. 1 Wozniacki into final in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Caroline Wozniacki broke Jelena Jankovic’s serve five times Saturday in a 6-4, 6-4 semifinal victory at the Family Circle Cup.

Wozniacki reached the tournament final for the second time in three appearances. She lost to Sabine Lisicki in 2009 and will take on unseeded Elena Vesnina in Sunday’s title match.

The 20-year-old Dane had escaped her past two matches, winning two tiebreakers against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova on Thursday and overcoming a 4-2 deficit in the third set to beat Yanina Wickmayer in the quarterfinals.

Wozniacki knew she couldn’t start that slowly again and make it through.

“I had to be aggressive and hit it deep because [Jankovic] is such a good fighter,’’ she said.

That was apparent as the two traded groundstrokes throughout the nearly two-hour match on the windy stadium court at the Family Circle Tennis Center.

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