Jessica Pegula to face Yuan Yue in Korean Open final – as it happened

Jessica Pegula advanced to the final of the Korea Open by defeating Yanina Wickmayer.

The American, ranked fourth, held off a late challenge from the Belgian to secure a 6-4, 6-3 win.

Pegula is set to face No. 128 Yuan Yue in the final of the tournament.

In the first set, a late break in Pegula's favor gave her the lead.

She continued to extend her advantage in the second set, reaching a 4-1 lead, which essentially sealed the contest against the 83rd-ranked Wickmayer.

Pegula, who is half-Korean, expressed her delight at reaching the final in Korea, calling it an honor.

She stated, "Being half-Korean and being able to be in the final here is something I can always say."

Pegula, who has already clinched titles at Montreal and Tokyo earlier in the year, is aiming to secure her second title during the tour's Asian swing.