Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Sorana Cirstea will play in her first final
in nearly five years after knocking off a third Top-10 opponent at the $2.369
million Rogers Cup tennis event.
The Romanian clawed through a second set tiebreaker on Saturday to finish off
2012 Rogers Cup runner-up Li Na, earning a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over the
World No. 5 player.
Cirstea defeated World No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki in the second round before
taking out last year's champion, No. 7 Petra Kvitova, in the quarterfinals. It
will be her first appearance in a final since winning Tashkent in 2008.
She awaits the winner of Saturday evening's semifinal between World No. 1
Serena Williams and No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska. With a victory in the final,
Cirstea would make the Top 20 for the first time in her career.
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