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Rybarikova beats Strycova to reach final

Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova returns the ball to France's Kristina Mladenovic on day three at Edgbaston Priory, Birmingham, England, Wednesday June 20, 2018. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Magdalena Rybarikova, the grass-court expert whose career was in danger of ending after wrist and knee surgeries, overcame Barbora Strycova 7-6 (1), 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Birmingham Classic for a second time.

It was further proof of a remarkable recovery for the Slovak from a ranking of 453 early last year, which has been followed by a Wimbledon semifinal and a chance of regaining a title she won nine years ago.

Strycova, the top 30 Czech who ousted Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round, had won their last four meetings.

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