Bencic downs Cornet in Berlin semi-final

By: AFP      Published: 07:07 PM, 19 Jun, 2021
Bencic downs Cornet in Berlin semi-final
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic reacts during her match against France's Alize Cornet (not pictured) during their semi-final women's singles match.

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic ended the charmed run of Alize Cornet to progress to the Berlin WTA grasscourt final on Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Bencic won the semi-final 7-5, 6-4 to set up a meeting Sunday with the winner of the other semi-final between former world number one Victoria Azarenka and qualifier Liudmila Samsonova.

France's Cornet, 63rd in the world, reached the last four after an upset win over former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.