Grapevine, Texas, Aug 27: Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki advanced to the finals of the Texas Open with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over No. 8 seed Irina-Carmelia Begu on Friday.
Lisicki, ranked 23rd in the world and coming off a semifinal at Wimbledon, is the top seed remaining and hasn't lost a set. She will next face Aravane Rezai, a 116th-ranked qualifier.
Rezai advanced with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over Germany's Angelique Kerber.
Lisicki and Rezai split their two previous matches, with each lasting three sets. AP