Williams, Wozniacki win at WTA Finals
SINGAPORE — Venus Williams rallied at the WTA Finals to beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday and become the oldest women’s finalist at the year-end tournament.
In the other semifinal, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-6 (9), 6-3 to set up a championship match against the American.
The 37-year-old Williams said “it’s hard to produce your best tennis at the end of the year because you’ve given so much.”
Williams holds a 7-0 winning career record over 27year-old Wozniacki and has only lost one of 15 sets they’ve played.
Williams, who appeared in the Australian Open and Wimbledon finals this season, won the WTA Finals in 2008, and was also a finalist in 2009. Wozniacki was a year-end finalist in 2010.
Williams started the semifinal flat but kept improving against Garcia.