Eastbourne International: Radwanska sets up Bencic final
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|Aegon International final|
|Venue: Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Date: 27 June|
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Former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska will face Swiss Belinda Bencic in the final of the Eastbourne International.
Bencic, 18, progressed when second seed Caroline Wozniacki retired hurt, with the Dane 3-0 down in the first set.
Wozniacki said she had been suffering from a back injury, but expects to play at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday.
Polish ninth seed Radwanska won 6-1 6-7 (7-3) 6-2 against American world number 43 Sloane Stephens.
Radwanska, 26, who lost the 2012 Wimbledon final to Serena Williams, has been drawn to face another American, Edina Gallovits-Hall, in the first round at Wimbledon.
"I'm very happy to be in this final again," said the 2008 Eastbourne winner.
"It's been a long time. Today it was so tough with the wind. It's the worst thing for players. It was a struggle form start to finish."
Bencic has climbed to 33 in the world with a series of impressive results, including a run to the final of the Topshelf Open in the Netherlands two weeks ago.
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"I'm sorry for Caroline and it is an awkward situation, but she has to get ready for Wimbledon," said the teenager.
"I'm happy but I wouldn't choose to win it this way."
Wozniacki, 24, has not reached a WTA Tour final since her defeat by Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart in April.
"I've had a back problem all week and today it stiffened up more," she said.
"I felt really bad for the crowd but there is nothing I could do about it. I will get as much treatment as possible. I will definitely be playing Wimbledon."
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