Gasquet through to Eastbourne final

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 20, 2014 at 1:18 pm •  Published: June 20, 2014
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EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Feliciano Lopez advanced to the final of the Aegon International on Friday.

In the women's tournament, American Madison Keys defeated Britain's Heather Watson 6-3, 6-1 to make her first WTA final where she faces Angelique Kerber of Germany.

Gasquet eased past Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-4, 6-2 and will be bidding for his 11th career title and first since Moscow in October 2013. Lopez reached his second final in two weeks by defeating American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-6 (4). He will be chasing his fourth title and first since winning at Eastbourne last year.

The 19-year-old Keys — the youngest player in the top 50 — fought off three break points before taking the opening set with a single break.

"I definitely think I served well ... (it) got me back in some games," Keys said. "Then I think I just returned well a couple of games, and that was really the match."