Williams, Wozniacki win at WTA Finals; Halep stays No. 1

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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark makes a forehand return to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their singles semifinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore, on Saturday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)

Singapore (AP) — Venus Williams rallied at the WTA Finals to beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday and become the oldest women’s finalist at the year-end tournament.

In the other semifinal, Caroline Wozniacki beat Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 7-6 (9), 6-3 to set up a championship match against the American.

Williams says “it’s hard to produce your best tennis at the end of the year because you’ve given so much.”

Williams holds a 7-0 winning career record over Wozniacki and has only lost one of 15 sets they’ve played.

Williams, who appeared in the Australian Open and Wimbledon final this season, won the WTA Finals in 2008, and was also a finalist in 2009. Wozniacki was a year-end finalist in 2010.