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Lisicki and Rezai Reach Texas Open Final

PTI 27 Aug 2011, 18:15:47 IST

Grapevine, Texas, Aug 27: Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki advanced to the finals of the Texas Open with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over No. 8 seed Irina-Carmelia Begu on Friday.

Lisicki, ranked 23rd in the world and coming off a semifinal at Wimbledon, is the top seed remaining and hasn't lost a set. She will next face Aravane Rezai, a 116th-ranked qualifier.

Rezai advanced with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Lisicki and Rezai split their two previous matches, with each lasting three sets. AP