Patricia Mayr-Archleitner reaches final

Updated: July 16, 2011, 12:42 PM ET
Associated Press

BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- Austrian wild card Patricia Mayr-Archleitner routed Ksenia Pervak of Russia 6-0, 6-0 in less than 48 minutes at the Gastein Ladies on Saturday to reach her first WTA Tour final.

She will play Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain, who defeated Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-1, 7-6 (5) to reach her first final of the season.

Mayr-Archleitner played a power game from the baseline, forcing Pervak into errors. She closed it out when Pervak double-faulted.

The 109th-ranked Mayr-Archleitner played only her second semifinal since a 2009 tournament in Bogota, Colombia. She lost that match 7-5, 7-5 to Martinez Sanchez in their only previous meeting.

The 28-year-old Martinez Sanchez will be trying to capture her fourth career title and first since winning in Rome last year.

The Spaniard dominated against Bondarenko from the start. She failed to close out the match while serving at 5-3 but converted her second match point in the tiebreaker.

Earlier Saturday, Pervak and Bondarenko won their quarterfinal matches, which had been postponed by rain.

Pervak defeated Laura Pous Tio 6-2, 7-6 (5), while Bondarenko routed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-1.


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