Vandeweghe beats Garcia to reach Stuttgart Open final

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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to become the first American to reach the Stuttgart Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.

Vandeweghe, who upset world No. 1 Simona Halep on Friday, lost just two points behind her first serve and never faced a break point against the sixth-seeded Garcia.

Vandeweghe, a wild-card entry, converted all three of her break opportunities as she claimed her third top-10 win of the week and advanced to her first clay-court final.

She will face the fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic or Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in Sunday’s final.