Posted: Sat July 20, 2013 11:40AM; Updated: Sat July 20, 2013 11:40AM

Serena Williams advances to Swedish Open final

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Serena Williams
Serena Williams will meet Sweden's Johanna Larsson in the Swedish Open final after her semifinal win.
AFP/Getty Images

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Serena Williams defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4 Saturday in the semifinals of the Swedish Open.

After losing the first eight games, the Czech managed to break Williams' serve and tie the set at 2-2.

Zakopalova used the momentum to keep the set close, but top-ranked Williams broke back to take the set and the match.

In the other semifinal, Sweden's Johanna Larsson rallied to overpower Italy's Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Williams will meet Larsson in Sunday's final of the clay-court tournament.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint