Donna Vekic claimed a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Zhang Shuai.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) -
Dominika Cibulkova and Donna Vekic each rallied for semifinal victories Saturday and will play for the title at the Malaysian Open.
Rain delayed the start of singles action Saturday and both semifinal matches were played at the same time.
The top-seeded Cibulkova earned a 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 triumph over defending champion Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, while the seventh-seeded Vekic rebounded from a disastrous first set and claimed a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over second-seeded Zhang Shuai of China.
Rising star: Camila Giorgi
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
It's been a while since we've talked about a young rising Italian women's tennis star, but things may be changing, thanks to Camila Giorgi.
Giorgi is a 22-year-old who has yet to title on the WTA, but she found her way into her first-ever tour final last week at a clay court event in Poland. The youngster wound up losing to Frenchwoman Alize Cornet in a more-than-three- hour battle in Katowice, but it was still just the type of result the Macerata, Italy, native, who now resides in France, was looking for. Not the loss in the final, but the trek into it. Cornet, who saved a match point against Giorgi en route to the championship, also beat the Italian in the second round at the Australian Open back in January.