Sharma eyeing maiden WTA title in US

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Australia's Astra Sharma is excitedly eyeing her shot at a first WTA career singles title after reaching the final of the Health Women's Open on clay in Charleston, South Carolina.

World no. 165 Sharma ended the eight-match run of Colombian teenager Maria Camila Osorio Serrano with a 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 semi-final win on Saturday.

However the 25-year-old will have her work cut out in Sunday's title decider, where she will meet world No.27 Ons Jabeur, the top seed from Tunisia, who brushed aside Danka Kovinic 6-3-6-0 in the other semi.

Jabeur and Sharma meet for the first time. Both are playing in their second WTA final, and both are hungry to break through for their maiden title.

"I watched (Jabeur) a little bit today," Sharma said. "She's obviously playing really well. I'm really excited. I've never played her. I can't wait to get out there.

"I'm playing really well and it will be fun to match up and see how I go."

Sharma saved four set points to force the first-set tie-break against Serrano which she then edged.

She recovered from losing her opening service game in the second set to produce three straight breaks as she moved 5-1 ahead before holding out to love and take a first match-point chance.