Result: Sorana Cirstea storms into Rogers Cup final

Sorana Cirstea smiles after beating Angelique Kerbe in round three of the Miami Masters on March 24, 2013
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Sorona Cristea advances to her first WTA final since 2008 at the Rogers Cup after beating Li Na in straight sets this evening.

Sorana Cirstea has booked a place in her first WTA Tour final since 2008 after edging Li Na in straight sets at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

The Romanian made a strong start to the semi-final, wrapping up the first set in 22 minutes after claiming successive breaks of serve.

Li responded strongly in the second set, finding her range on the baseline to build a 5-3 lead.

Cristea dug deep and responded in kind with a series of aggressive shots, forcing a second-set tie-breaker in the process.

With the pressure on Li wilted in a tense tie-breaker, conceding a pair of unforced errors that handed Cristea a 6-1 7-6(5) success.

The 23-year-old now advances to face either Serena Williams or Agnieszka Radwanska in tomorrow's Rogers Cup final.

Serena Williams in second round action at the Australian Open on January 17, 2013
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