Svetlana Kuznetsova ended world No. 1 Justine Henin's hopes of winning the German Open with victory in their rain-interrupted semifinal yesterday.
The tournament has been repeatedly disrupted by bad weather and Henin in particular has suffered - she was on court for the fifth time in three days.
Play was suspended on Saturday with Kuznetsova 3-2 up in the final set and she completed a 6-4 5-7 6-4 win.
The Russian would play 12th seed Ana Ivanovic in the final later yesterday.
Kuznetsova, the world No. 4, would go into the match boosted by only her second win over Henin in 16 meetings.
On Saturday evening playing conditions became very dangerous and everyone was scared the players were going to get injured.
Kuznetsova failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the second set, but on resuming yesterday morning Henin's seventh double fault of the match gifted her a match point in game nine of the third set.
A wayward backhand followed to see the Belgian's hopes of a fourth Berlin title dashed. - BBC