Australia’s Olivia Gadecki has back up from last week’s final effort in the ACT Clay Court International #1 to reach the final to be played tomorrow.
Rain has delayed the second semifinal between Australia’s Petra Hule and China’s Wang Ya Fan.
Priscilla Hon got the better of Gadecki last week to claim her first title in Canberra.
The previous final was played in a heatwave, the weather this week is more like what would be experienced at the French Open.
Gadecki was in control of the match during the first set with two breaks of serve.
Japan’s Himeno Sakatsume immediately hit back in the second going up a break and holding on to the advantage to level at one set each.
The deciding set saw both players get a break but it was Gadecki that was able to break for a second time to seal a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory.
Gadecki will face China’s former world no. 47 player, and a WTA title holder Wang Ya Fan.
Wang defeated Australia’s Petra Hule 7-5, 6-0 to advance to the final.
Wang is currently ranked at no. 557 but is a much better player than that ranking suggests. She is playing into form during her time down under.
The Chinese player has recently defeated Gadecki on grass in the Swan Hill ITF 25k tournament played on grass, they met in the semifinals. Wang going on to lose to Joanna Garland in the final.