Friday August 28, 2009
Caroline Wozniacki will face Elena Vesnina in the final of the Pilot Pen Tournament
The 19-year-old Wozniacki will be going for her sixth career title and her second consecutive win at the Pilot Pen on Saturday against Elena Vesnina by defeating Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in a match that was moved from a 13,000-seat stadium to an indoor college court.
With a steady rain falling, a
tropical weather system looming, and the U.S. Open on the
horizon, tournament officials made the decision Friday
evening to play the women's semifinals inside Yale's
newly renovated Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center.
"I didn't serve very well today," Pennetta said. "It's a little bit different play indoor to outdoor. The ball was always like really near my head. I didn't jump a lot today. I think she played a great match. She was very focused and very aggressive from the beginning. I had my chances, but I didn't make it."
As for Elena Vesnina, she dedeated 8 seeded Amelie Mauresmo, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 inside Friday night.
Vesnina, 23, has never won a WTA Tour event, though she had two ITF victories in 2003. She reached the final in Auckland in January, defeating Wozniacki along the way, before falling to Elena Dementieva.
Wozniacki has defeated Vesnina twice in three meetings, but they have split two meetings on hardcourt.