September 13, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) Top-seeded Sabine Lisicki hit 12 aces and broke her opponent five times to beat Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the Hong Kong Open.

The German needed more than two hours to win the tight encounter and will face third-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in Sunday's final.

Pliskova saved 11 of the 13 break points she faced to beat Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

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