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Venus Williams headed to final

Updated: October 20, 2012, 4:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LUXEMBOURG -- Venus Williams reached her first final in almost 2½ years at the Luxembourg Open after defeating Andrea Petkovic of Germany 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

Williams, hampered for two seasons by injuries and an autoimmune disease, will play Monica Niculescu of Romania in the final on Sunday.

While Niculescu has yet to win her first WTA title at 25, Williams has won 43 singles titles overall, including seven at Grand Slams. Her last was in February 2010 in Acapulco.

Petkovic, ...

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