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Stuttgart Open: Elena Rybakina defeats Iga Swiatek in semi-final

Elena Rybakina defeated Iga Swiatek 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the final of the Porsche Grand Prix and end Swiatek’s hopes of a third straight title on Saturday. Rybakina, the world number 4, hit 10 aces and saved 11 of the 13 break points she faced to win the first clay court semi-final in 2 hours and 49 minutes. The victory over Swiatek is Rybakina’s fourth victory in six meetings. The Pole had been bidding to become Stuttgart’s first three-time champion since Maria Sharapova from 2012 to 2014. Rybakina will play Marta Kostyuk in Sunday’s final after Ukraine’s 27th-ranked Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova defeated 7-6 ( 2) and 6-2 in the other semi-final.

Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan reacts after her victory against Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the WTA Tour semi-finals in Stuttgart, Germany.

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WTA tour Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Poland’s Iga Swiatek tries to return the ball to Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina during their WTA Tour semi-final against Stuttgart, Germany.

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WTA tour Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during her WTA Tour semi-final against Kazakh Elena Rybakina in Stuttgart, Germany.

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WTA tour Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in action during the women’s singles semi-final against Poland’s Iga Swiatek during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

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WTA tour Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during the women’s singles semi-final against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Iga Swaatek Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Poland’s Iga Swiatek during the women’s singles semi-final against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Elena Rybakina Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan sits in her chair between matches during the women’s singles semifinal against Poland’s Iga Swiatek on the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan during the women’s singles semi-final against Poland’s Iga Swiatek during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in action during the women’s singles semi-final against Poland’s Iga Swiatek during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.

Iga Swaatek

Iga Swaatek Photo: Marijan Murat/DPA via AP

Poland’s Iga Swiatek in action during the women’s singles semi-final against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan during the WTA Tour in Stuttgart, Germany.