Croatia's Ana Konjuh plays a shot against Germany's Julia Goerges during their women's singles semi-final match at the WTA Auckland Classic tennis tournament in Auckland on January 6, 2017. / AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY
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Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh outlasted Julia Goerges in a two-hour battle Friday to set up a final against diminutive American Lauren Davis in the WTA Auckland Classic.In the other semi-final, the 1.57 meter (5ft 2in) Davis was leading Jelena Ostapenko 4-6, 6-4, 4-1 when the Latvian, who was suffering from a viral illness, pulled out.Davis has advanced a step further than her previous best in Auckland, when she lost to fellow American Venus Williams in the 2015 semi-finals.Konjuh and Davis have met once before, in Auckland in 2014, with Davis prevailing in three sets.
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