Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
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Goerges rallies to reach Luxembourg Open final, Jabeur makes history

Goerges rallies to reach Luxembourg Open final, Jabeur makes history

She then raced into a 5-0 lead before converting match point with an ace to book her spot in the final courtesy of a 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 6-1 victory.

She's at a career-high ranking of No. 9.

Goerges, 29, didn't drop a service game throughout and praised the 21-year-old Bencic afterward.

"Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final". The German won titles in Moscow and Zhuhai to end off 2017, before defeating world number three Caroline Wozniacki in the final which edged her closer than ever towards a top-10 debut.


Julia Goerges overcame Eugenie Bouchard in the Luxembourg Open semi-finals having been just two points from a straight-sets loss, while Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian to reach a WTA singles final at the Kremlin Cup.

In opposition for the finals of the competition Dayana Yastremsky, which occupies 66-e a place in rating WTA, in the tie-break gave the Swiss Band Bencic (No. 47 WTA) - 2:6, 6:3, 6:7 (5:7).

"I'm very happy that I made it to the final", Jabeur said afterwards. "But I wanted to win today".

The pair previously met in the 2016 Olympics, where Kasatkina also rallied after being a set and a break down.

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