Jabeur, Bencic to square off for Charleston Open title
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ons Jabeur continued her strong showing in the season’s opening clay-court tournament with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Amanda Animisova to reach the championship of the Credit One Charleston Open on Saturday.
Jabeur from Tunisia rallied from 3-1 down in the final set to advance.
She will face Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the finals.
Bencic reached her first-ever clay-court final with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia.
Jabeur has won 12 of her past 14 matches in Charleston. She made the semifinals of this event last season.
Results - Saturday, Apr 9
QF -  A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Linette (POL) d. V. Heisen (GER) / Y. Xu (CHN) 62 63
SF - L. Hradecka (CZE) / S. Mirza (IND) d.  C. Dolehide (USA) / S. Zhang (CHN) 62 46 10-8
SF -  A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Linette (POL) d. B. Bencic (SUI) / A. Kalinina (UKR) 63 76(6)
SF -  O. Jabeur (TUN) d.  A. Anisimova (USA) 26 61 64
SF -  B. Bencic (SUI) d. E. Alexandrova 64 63
Schedule - Sunday, Apr 10
CREDIT ONE STADIUM starts at 11:00 AM
L. Hradecka (CZE) / S. Mirza (IND) vs  A. Klepac (SLO) / M. Linette (POL)
NB 1:30 PM  O. Jabeur (TUN) vs  B. Bencic (SUI)
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