Nurnberger Gastein Ladies Karin Knapp books final spot after rain delay

After rain delayed her semi-final, Karin Knapp overcame Sara Errani and will face Sam Stosur in the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies final.

  • Published:
play (Omni Sports)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Karin Knapp booked her place in the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies final later on Sunday, beating fellow Italian Sara Errani in a gruelling semi-final.

After seeing their last-four contest delayed by rain in Austria on Saturday, the pair made an early start, with Knapp eventually prevailing 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-5 over her Fed Cup team-mate.

Knapp will now face second seed Sam Stosur in the showpiece event, but the world number 43 will surely have to serve better if she is to claim a third WTA title.

A staggering 20 breaks of serve were shared in a match lasting two hours and 37 minutes.

Knapp secured victory with only her seventh hold, albeit after letting a 5-2 lead slip in the decider, converting her second match point to record a fourth win in five meetings with Errani.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.