Arvidsson reaches third Memphis final

Tournament stalwart Sofia Arvidsson secured a berth in her third final here in seven years with a semifinal victory Friday at the $220,000 Memphis International tennis event.

The veteran Swede, unseeded this week, handled Italian Alberta Brianti 6-3, 7-5 on the indoor hardcourts at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

Arvidsson titled here in 2006 and was the Memphis runner-up two years ago. She will meet the Marina Erakovic-Vera Dushevina winner on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Arvidsson will appear in her fourth career final overall and is seeking a second title. Her lone WTA championship came here in Memphis six years ago.

The newest Memphis champ will collect $37,000.