Kirsten Flipkens (WTA-69), there is the Friday failed for the WTA-tournament of Nürnberg ($250,000). The 32-year-old Antwerp was 1 hour and 2 minutes with 6-3 and 6-1 defeated the American Alison Riske (WTA-105).
Saturday Riske in the final against Swedish Johanna Larsson (WTA-97), with Flipkens in the semi-finals of the doubles. Larsson qualified for the final by the Czech Katerina Siniakova (WTA-57) in 2 hours and 1 minute with 4-6, 6-3 and 6-1 to beat.
Riske and Larsson can Saturday both a second WTA title to their palmares. Riske won in 2014 in Tianjin, Larsson in 2015 in Bastad. It is the third confrontation between the two, the first on gravel. On a hard court won Riske each time in two sets: in 2010 in the final in Barnstaple (6-2, 6-0) and in 2014 in the first round in Guanghzhou (6-4, 7-6).