DUBAI - Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki lost in the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships, falling to Julia Goerges 7-6 (3), 7-5 Friday. The former-top-ranked Dane led 4-2 in the second set, but Goerges rallied to advance in straight sets.
Goerges will face Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in Saturday's final. Radwanska defeated Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. "It's amazing to beat Caroline. I tried to stay aggressive and attack the short balls," said Goerges.
Radwanska of Poland defeated Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-2, 2-6, 6-0 to reach the final. Radwanska took an early 4-1 lead and won the first set in 33 minutes. The Polish player faltered in the second when Jankovic broke twice. Radwanska regrouped and wrapped up the match without losing another game. She said she regained her confidence by breaking early in the third set.
Caroline Wozniacki will play unseeded Julia Goerges of Germany in the second semifinal later Friday.