Makarova to face Wickmayer in Estoril final

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No.6 seed Ekaterina Makarova will meet Yanina Wickmayer in the Estoril final.

Makarova reached her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final in as many weeks with a victory over eighth-seeded Anna-Lena Greonefeld with a 6-3, 6-1 win in 58 minutes.

The 20 year-old Makarova dropped 12 points on serve and converted four of six break point opportunities to record her 13th win of 2009. Last week she reached the Fes final (l. to Medina Garrigues).

Greonefeld hit six double faults in her first semi-final in three years. She drops to 11-11 for the season.

Wickmayer hasn’t won back to back matches prior to Estoril. She advanced to her second career final (2008 Birmingham) when Israeli Shahar Peer retired from a right foot injury just 14 minutes into the match.

World No.88 Wickmayer, was leading Peer 3-0 in the first set, lost to Kateryna Bondarenko in the 2008 Birmingham final. She has a 14-9 record this year.

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