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Wozniacki, Goerges to meet in ASB Classic final

Wozniacki, Goerges to meet in ASB Classic final

Goerges said she was chuffed to finally claim the Classic title, having fallen just short on several occasions in the past. Kyrgios is hoping to improve on that after a confidence-boosting performance in Brisbane, where he beat defending champion and
No 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals.

"It's good to see the work I was doing in the off-season is paying off".

The quarterfinals will include top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki playing American wildcard Sofia Kenin, second-seed Julia Goerges facing Polona Hercog, third-seeded Barbora Strycova against Hsieh Su-wei Hsieh of Taiwan and fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwasnka against American qualifier Sachia Vickery.

The 29-year-old German, with a first serve topping 180 kilometres per hour, sent down 11 aces on her way to winning the title here for the first time in her ninth attempt 6-4, 7-6 (7/4). Games went with service from there in the first set, which Goerges sealed with her seventh ace. "That makes me prouder and I'm just enjoying every moment". With a thundering forehand proving her biggest asset, it was only fitting for Goerges, the No 2 seed, to seal the title with a forehand victor.

Goerges lost in the 2016 final to Sloane Stephens, lost in semi-finals to Greta Arn and Ana Konjuh and a quarter-final to Wozniacki in 2015.

Wozniacki, meanwhile, vowed to get her revenge at the Australian Open in Melbourne later this month.

Second seed Goerges stepped up her Australian Open preparations with a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory in the final of the WTA International tournament.

"I felt a little exhausted going into the second match and then I played really well, started well, and I was like, this is going to be a good day at the office - and all of a sudden it's like, I'm starting to get a little more exhausted", Wozniacki said.

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