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Azarenka to meet Goerges for Linz crown

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and Germany's Julia Goerges were semifinal winners Saturday and will meet for the title at the Generali Ladies Linz tennis tournament.

The top-seeded and world No. 1 Azarenka reached her ninth final of the year by cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Romanian lucky-loser Irina-Camelia Begu. She captured her fifth title of 2012 last week in Beijing.

Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded Goerges battled back to beat Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Goerges, who reached the final in Dubai in February, is aiming for her third career title after posting wins in Stuttgart last year and Bad Gastein in 2010.

Azarenka is 3-1 lifetime against Goerges.

The newest Linz champion will earn $37,000.