A Russian-Czech final next

NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Elena Likhovtseva of Russia beat
Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the
finals of the Forest Hills Classic at the West Side Tennis Club on

Likhovtseva, who has two titles in her 12 years on the WTA Tour,
faces fourth-seeded Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic. Benesova
defeated Kirsten Flipkens, a wild card from Belgium, 7-5, 6-2.