Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Sports Network) - Former world No. 1 Venus Williams
and Romanian Monica Niculescu won semifinal matches Saturday and will play for
the title at the Luxembourg Open.
Williams rallied past German Andrea Petkovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to secure a spot in
Sunday's title match.
The unseeded Williams is trying to end the longest title drought of her
career, as she last captured a title at Acapulco in Feb. 2010. Williams has 43
singles titles overall.
Niculescu handled Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to her
second career final. She lost to Victoria Azarenka at the Luxembourg final
Williams and Niculescu will meet for the first time Sunday.
The 2012 winner of this $220,000 tournament will earn $37,000.
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