TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka of
Belarus and Pauline Parmentier of France advanced to the final of
the Tashkent Open on Saturday.
Azareanka beat fourth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-4, 6-2 in
their semifinal, and Parmentier upset third-seeded Olga Govortsova
of Belarus 6-2, 7-5.
Both players have not dropped a set on the way to their first
career WTA Tour final.
The 18-year-old Azarenka, ranked 35th, reached the fourth round
at the U.S. Open.
The 87th-ranked Parmentier made a decisive break in the 11th
game and finished the match by holding her serve at love.
"I was thinking of my first WTA final all the time," she said.