Mladenovic to play Vandeweghe in women's final of Ricoh Open
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Kristina Mladenovic will play CoCo Vandeweghe for the women's title at the Ricoh Open.
In Saturday's semifinals, Mladenovic came from behind to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The third-seeded Mladenovic fired 15 aces to prevent Bencic from reaching her second straight final on the Rosmalen grass courts.
Vandeweghe, seeded sixth, had eight aces in brushing aside Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-2. Vandeweghe won the tournament in 2014.
It's the first final of the year for both Mladenovic and Vandeweghe.
Gilles Muller had 22 aces in beating Ivo Karlovic to make the men's final. Karlovic had 21, but also made six double-faults.
Muller will play either Sam Querrey or Nicolas Mahut in the final.