Magdalena Rybarikova, Andrea Petokovic gain Washington final

Aug. 4, 2013 at 2:31 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Defending champ Magdalena Rybarikova returned to the Citi Open title match with a semifinal win Saturday, where she'll face Germany's Andrea Petokovic.

Seventh-seeded Rybarikova of Slovakia breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over third-seeded Russian Ekatarina Makarova in the day's first semifinal, winning her ninth consecutive match in Washington.

She'll next take on Germany's Petokovic, who upended fourth-seeded Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 7-5 6-3 in a rain-delayed second semifinal.

Petkovic will be playing in her second WTA final of the year.

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