Yanina Wickmayer, who made such a splash at Fed Cup this year, has reached her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final. She defeated Bethanie Mattek in a close match, 7-5, 7-6, to reach the DFS Classic final in Birmingham. Her opponent will be Kateryna Bondarenko, the lower seed of the two Bondarenko sisters. Bondarenko defeated up-and-coming New Zealander, Marina Erakovic. It is also her first tour final.
Wickmayer defeated both Bondarenko sisters during the first round of the 2008 Fed Cup competition.