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Lisicki, Rezai reach Texas Open final

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP)

Fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki advanced to the finals of the Texas Open with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over No. 8 seed Irina-Carmelia Begu on Friday night.

Lisicki, ranked 23rd in the world and coming off a semifinal at Wimbledon, is the top seed remaining and hasn't lost a set. She will next face Aravane Rezai, a 116th-ranked qualifier.

Rezai advanced with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 win over Angelique Kerber.

Lisicki and Rezai split their two previous matchups, with each lasting three sets.

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