[Yahoo] Santangelo, Kostanic in Bangalore final (AP)

Rusty Backhand
02-18-2006, 06:16 PM
Sixth-seeded Jelena Kostanic of Croatia held off a late rally from Hungary's Melinda Czink 6-0, 7-6 (2) Saturday to reach the Bangalore Open final. Kostanic, making her second appearance in a WTA Tour final in two weeks, will face third-seeded Italian Mara Santangelo for the title Sunday. Santangelo advanced after American Vania King retired in the first set because of a fever.