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Molik makes Budapest final
From correspondents in Budapest
April 19, 2003
AUSTRALIA's Alicia Molik has reached the final of the Budapest Grand Prix today with a straight sets win over Spain's Maria Sanchez Lorenzo.
Molik, who also reached the final in Sarasota earlier this month, will meet second seed Magui Serna as she chases a second career title.
The 22-year-old third seed, who won her first career title in Hobart in January, defeated Sanchez Lorenzo 6-4 6-4 in a tough match marked by continuing breaks of serve.
In the first set, Molik finally held her serve at 3-4 and went on to break Sanchez Lorenzo's serve to take a 5-4 lead.
She held on to her serve to win the set 6-4.
Molik made a disastrous start to the second set, losing four games in a row before regaining her concentration and winning six straight games to take the set 6-4.
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