Radwanska, Tsurenko to play for 1st title at Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) – Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine and Urszula Radwanska of Poland will play for their first WTA singles title in the Istanbul Cup final.

The 99th-ranked Radwanska beat the 71st-ranked Tsurenko in their only previous match by retirement, in Doha, Qatar, in 2012.

Tsurenko made it to her first career final by defeating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday for the first time in three meetings.

In the other semifinal, Radwanska beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Radwanska lost her serve five times, but had 19 chances against Rybarikova and took seven of them.