Published: Saturday March 2, 2013 MYT 8:34:00 AM
Tennis: Puchkova stuns Venus to reach Brazil final
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil: World number 109 Olga Puchkova of Russia battled back to beat top-seeded American star Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to reach the final of Brasil Cup.
The 25-year-old Puchkova, a runner-up in Kolkata and Quebec City in 2006, will face Romania's Monica Niculescu in Saturday's final.
Niculescu defeated French seventh-seeded Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-0, 6-2 in her semi-final. - AFP