Three-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki defeated Francesca Schiavone in New Haven this evening, and advanced to the final for the fourth straight year. Down a break throughout most of the first set, top seed Wozniacki came back to win a first set tiebreak, then defeated 3rd seed Schiavone 6-3 in the second set.
Wozniacki's opponent in the final will be qualifier Petra Cetkovska, who defeated 2nd seed Li Na 6-2, 5-7, 7-6. Cetkovska served for the match at 5-4 in the third, went down 0-40, saved three break points, but then double-faulted on match point. Li saved two match points in the tiebreak, and held a match point at 8-7, but didn't convert it. Cetkovska won on her fifth match point, with an 11-9 tiebreak score.
The New Haven final, to be played tomorrow, has been moved from 5 p.m. to 1 p.m.
In Dallas, 5th seed Sabine Lisicki defeated 8th seed Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals. In the other semifinal match, qualifier Aravane Rezai defeated qualifier Angelique Kerber 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. There were 24 doubles faults committed in the match.