Seles advances to final at IGA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monica Seles, the defending champion and top-seeded player, beat Japan’s Shinobu Asagoe 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the IGA U.S. Indoor Championship.

The fourth-ranked Seles will meet the winner of the Jennifer Capriati-Daniela Hantuchova semifinal for the title.

The first set was probably not the best tennis I've played,'' Seles said.I was just struggling out there with my timing, starting from really the first game. Then once I lost the first set, I just tried to pull it together and not give her so many errors.”

The unseeded Asagoe was playing in her first WTA Tour semifinal.