Pegula ousts Gauff in Berlin Open semi-finals

Top seed Coco Gauff has crashed out of the Berlin Open with a 7-5 7-6 (7-2) defeat by fellow American Jessica Pegula in the semi-finals.

The match was completed on Sunday after being suspended on Saturday due to rain, with world No.5 Pegula leading 7-5 6-6 (3-1).

She wasted no time after the match resumed by winning four of the last five points to reach her first grasscourt final.

Pegula has now extended her head-to-head lead over US Open champion Gauff to 3-1.

The 30-year-old now faces Russian Anna Kalinskaya, who beat former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka in three sets.