Gabriela Sabatini overcame a hesitant start to beat Anke Huber, the defending champion, 6-4 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Filderstadt tournament yesterday. After struggling to hold her serve, Sabatini trailed 4-2 in the first set but then won four consecutive games to clinch the set after 45 minutes with a superb passing shot. Huber's confidence was destroyed by an early break of serve in the second set and Sabatini cruised through to book her place in the final.
World No 5 Michael Chang will meet the unseeded Australian teenager Mark Philippoussis in today's final of the Seiko Super Championship in Tokyo. Chang beat Sweden's Henrik Holm 5-7 6-4 6-4 in his semi-final yesterday, while Philippoussis defeated Germany's Hendrick Dreekmann 6-4 4-6 6-2. In their only previous meeting, Chang beat Philippoussis in straight sets on clay in Rome earlier this year.Reuse content