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World No. 7 Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates winning a point against eighth-seeded Liudmila Samsonova of Russia in their semifinal match at the D.C. Open, Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Gauff advanced 6-3, 6-3. (Billy Sabatini/All-Pro Reels)

Coco Gauff, Maria Sakkari advance to D.C. Open women’s final

- The Washington Times

Seven-seed Maria Sakkari continued her quick, maiden tour of Washington, controlling the match but needing a third set to beat fourth-ranked and top-seeded Jessica Pegula, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. She'll face rising American star Coco Gauff Sunday after the world No. 7 defeated defending champion Liudmila Samsonova, 6-3, 6-3.