Wozniacki sets up Pliskova final, Konta injured

Caroline Wozniacki reached the final of the Aegon International in Eastbourne following her victory on Friday.

The former world number one was made to work hard for her win over Britain's Heather Watson, eventually winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on the grass courts of the seaside city.

Crowd-favourite Watson could not get her serve right in the opening set and would get broken three times by Wozniacki. But the Brit rectified the problem somewhat in the second, rallying from 2-1 down to force a deciding set.

It was anyone's match at 5-5 but after Wozniacki held serve to go 6-5 up, Watson's serve again buckled under the pressure as one final break gave the Dane the win.

Waiting for Wozniacki in the final is Karolina Pliskova, who advanced without hitting a ball. The Czech's opponent, Johanna Konta, withdrew from the semi-final after taking a tumble in the quarters on Thursday and is in doubt for Wimbledon.

"The most important thing for me is to look after my health in general," the Brit told BBC Sport.

"We made the decision based on the fact I'm still quite sore through my thoracic spine.
 
"Next week is Wimbledon but I make decisions for my health. I didn't sleep too well but I heard that's normal. It just didn't feel quite right. The most important thing is I rest well for the next 24 hours and then we'll see."

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