Monica Puig will be playing for her first WTA title in the Strasbourg International after beating Madison Keys.
Monica Puig will be playing for her first WTA title in the Strasbourg International after beating Madison Keys.
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STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Monica Puig of Puerto Rico and Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain will play for a first WTA title when they meet in the Strasbourg International final after both defeated American players on Friday.

The 20-year-old Puig beat Madison Keys 7-5, 6-3 in the second semifinal after qualifier Soler-Espinosa edged Christina McHale 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-3 in a match which lasted 2 hours, 46 minutes, 3 seconds.

Both Puig and Soler-Espinosa reached their first final.

The 26-year-old Soler-Espinosa is 62 places below the 56th-ranked Puig and lost to her in their only previous meeting, in the second round at Wimbledon last year.

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