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Simona Halep beats Wozniacki in 3 sets to reach Dubai final against Pliskova

  • Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Simona Halep of Romania returns the ball to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Simona Halep of Romania returns the ball to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during a semi final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

Top-seeded Simona Halep beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Friday to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships final.

Halep will face 17th-seeded Karolina Pliskova in Saturday's final.

Pliskova reached the final with a 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 victory over unseeded Garbine Muguruza.

Halep is looking for her second title of the year, having won in Shenzen the first week of the season.

Pliskova will be playing in her second final of the year after getting to the championship match in Sydney last month.