Wozniacki outlasts Halep to reach Stuttgart final

Stuttgart, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the
Porsche Grand Prix final with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win over second-seeded Simona
Halep on Saturday.

After squandering a 5-4 lead in the second set, the fourth-seeded Wozniacki
won four games in a row in the third set to go up 5-1.

Halep fought off three match points and broke Wozniacki’s serve, but Wozniacki
broke back in the next game to prevail after nearly three hours.

Wozniacki will be playing in her first clay-court final since 2011. She was
the Stuttgart runner-up that same year.

Despite the loss, Halep will move past Maria Sharapova to No. 2 in the world
rankings on Monday.

American Madison Brengle and Angelique Kerber will meet in the other semifinal
later Saturday.

The Stuttgart champ will earn $108,000 and a new Porsche 911 Carrera sports