Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Sports Network) - Top seed Bojana Jovanovski and Olga
Govortsova were semifinal winners Friday and will play for the title at the
Jovanovski, the only seeded player among the final four, cruised to a 6-2, 6-2
rout of Spain's Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor. The Serb, who also beat Torro-Flor in
the first round of the Australian Open earlier this year, will try for her
second career WTA title on Saturday. She won last year's event Baku for her
Govortsova, meanwhile, had a bit more difficulty with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph over
Luxembourg's Mandy Minella. The native of Belarus has eight career doubles
titles, but has yet to come away with a singles crown.
Saturday will mark Govortsova's fourth career singles final. She lost to
Lindsay Davenport in 2008 in Memphis, fell to Francesca Schiavone in 2009 in
Moscow and came up short against Caroline Wozniacki at Ponte Vedra Beach in
Jovanovski and Govortsova will meet for the first time Saturday.
The Sports Network