Martinez Sanchez, Voskoboeva reach Seoul final

Unseeded Galina Voskoboeva reached her first WTA final after she battled back in the second set to record a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Slovakia’s fifth seed Polona Hercog in the Hansol Korea Open Saturday.

Kazakh Voskoboeva takes on Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez on Sunday in Seoul after the six-seeded Spaniard saw off Czech player Klara Zakopalova 6-3, 6-2 in just over an hour in the first semi.

Voskoboeva, 26, wrapped up the first set in 27 minutes but faltered in the second, finding herself 4-1 down.

But she somehow saved the sixth game and then took the next four against the more fancied Hercog.