South to meet Lu in $25,000 NECC-ITF final
November 14th, 2008
Pune, Nov 14 (IANS) Top seeded Melanie South beat Ksenia Plakina of Krgystan 6-4, 6-4 to set up a title clash with eighth-seeded Jing Jing Lu of China who snapped the winning run of Serbian qualifier Bojana Jovanovski 7-5, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the $25,000 NECC-ITF here Friday.
The 116th ranked British broke Palkina in the fourth game in the first set. In the second set South broke Palkina in the second game to race to a 3-0 lead. Palkina tried to claw her way back into the match but South was in control.
South, however, was broken in the ninth game but broke back immediately in the next game to win the match.