Dane Wozniacki v Upstart Lisicki in WTA Charleston Final

Posted on April 18, 2009

Eighteen-year-old Caroline Wozniacki's star keeps rising on the WTA Tour, as the Dane on Saturday ousted top-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston to advance to her second straight tour final.

Last Sunday the teen raised the trophy at the MPS Group Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Wozniacki won the first set and was up 5-2 in the second but could not close out the Russian, losing five straight games to enter a third set. Dementieva was up 5-4 in the third before Wozniacki won three straight to close out the match.

Wozniacki had four aces to none for the service-impaired Dementieva, and weathered a total of 13 service breaks between the two players.

In tomorrow's final the No. 12-ranked teen will face No. 16 seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who defeated No. 6 seed Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-1. The two have faced each other on tour only once, with Wozniacki coming from a set down to beat the German this past January at the Australian Open.

Lisicki is appearing in her second WTA final after losing at 2008 Tashkent. This is the third final of the year for Wozniacki, who lost to Victoria Azarenka in the championship match in Memphis before claiming the Ponte Vedra Beach crown.