Wang Yafan stuns third seed Donna Vekic to reach first career WTA final

Wang Yafan crouching

Wang Yafan will contest her first WTA final after she produced a comeback win against Donna Vekic in the Acapulco semi-finals.

The world number 65 recovered from a shaky first set to overcome third seed Vekic 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Wang will now face fifth seed Sofia Kenin of the United States after she beat Bianca Andreescu 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the other semi.

“I’m so happy to be in the final,” Kenin said. “No matter who you play, you always have a chance to win, no matter what the score is.

“I had a lot of confidence coming here. I knew I was playing well, taking one match at a time, but now that I’m in the finals, I’m going to enjoy it. I’m not going to overthink it, but I’m really excited.”

The 24-year-old reached the final of the WTA 125k Series in Zhengzhou last year, which she lost.

However, Acapulco will be her first final at full WTA international level.

More from Tennis365: