King and Duan to contest Jianxi final


Vania King and Duan Ying-Ying will go head-to-head for the Jiangxi Open title after straight-sets semi-final victories on Saturday.

King was the only semi-finalist in action with a WTA crown to her name and she will be favoured to add to the Bangkok Open title she won almost 10 years ago after beating seventh seed Risa Ozaki 6-2 6-2.

King - seeded sixth - saved both break points Ozaki managed to open up, while striking five times from nine herself to progress.

World number 163 Duan, the lowest-ranked player remaining in the competition, reached her second WTA final courtesy of a 6-4 7-6 (9-7) success over Misa Eguchi, firing down five aces