Kostyuk defeated Collins in Austin to reach her first WTA final

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Marta Kostyuk reached her first WTA final by taking five of the last six matches and defeating Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-3 at the ATX Open.

Kostyuk saved five of the six break points she faced and won four of 2022 Australian Open runner-up Collins’ service games.

Eighth seed Kostyuk is a 20-year-old player from Ukraine who had reached the semifinals at four tournaments but failed to make it past that round.

She will face one of two unseeded players for the first edition of the hard court tournament in Austin: Katie Volynets from the United States or Varvara Gracheva. They were scheduled to meet in the second semi-final.

Fourth seed Collins was looking to reach her first tour title match since getting that far at Melbourne Park last season before losing to Ash Barty. Collins fell to 0-5 against seeded opponents and her career mark in WTA semifinals is now 3-9.

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