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Dokic faces Safarova in final

2011-03-05 21:34

Kuala Lampur - Australia's Jelena Dokic and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic advanced Saturday into the Malaysian Open final.

Dokic, a former fourth-ranked player, took just over an hour to beat Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-3 and secure her best tournament performance in seven years.

Fellow Australian, fourth-seeded wildcard Jarmila Groth, succumbed 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to fifth-seeded Safarova.

The final will be held Sunday.

Results:

Singles

Semifinals

Jelena Dokic, Australia, def. Michaella Krajicek, Netherlands, 6-2, 6-3.

Lucie Safarova (5), Czech Republic, def. Jarmila Groth (4), Australia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

AP