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Laura Robson advances to final

Updated: September 21, 2012, 9:37 AM ET
Associated Press

GUANGZHOU, China -- Laura Robson became the first British woman in 22 years to reach a WTA final when she defeated third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-4, 6-2 at the Guangzhou Open.

The 74th-ranked Robson will play Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the final Saturday. The last British woman to reach a WTA final was Jo Durie in 1990, four years before Robson was born.

In the first semifinal, Su-wei defeated Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

Robson is coming off a ...

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