- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Katerina Siniakova ousted defending champion Johanna Larsson 7-5, 6-1 Saturday in the Swedish Open semifinals as the 20-year-old Czech chases her first WTA title.

The 92nd-ranked Siniakova saved 11 of 14 break points against her Swedish opponent.

“I’m a very emotional player. Sometimes that’s a benefit and sometimes a hindrance,” Siniakova said. “Everything went fine today and I will fight hard for the title tomorrow”.

She faces sixth-seeded Laura Siegemund, who won Saturday’s other semifinal after German compatriot Julia Goerges retired with a hip injury. At the time Siegemund was leading 4-6, 6-3, 4-0.

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