[Yahoo] Pierce, Clijsters to meet in Open final (AP)

Rusty Backhand
09-10-2005, 12:46 AM
All Mary Pierce and Kim Clijsters needed was a little extra time to get to the U.S. Open final. Pierce took a controversial 12-minute injury timeout after losing the first set, then gutted out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over last year's runner-up, Elena Dementieva, on Friday to earn a spot in her first U.S.