Vekic wins 12 consecutive games to reach Nottingham final

Donna Vekic, the second seed at the Nottingham Open, lost a tight opener before winning 12 consecutive games and storming to a 5-7 6-0 6-0 victory.

Donna Vekic is ranked No. 22 in the world right now, which is a career-high for her.   -  Getty Images

Croatian Donna Vekic reached the final of the weather-hit Nottingham Open grasscourt event on Saturday as she came from a set down to win 12 consecutive games against Tatjana Maria.

Vekic, the second seed, lost a tight opener before storming to a 5-7 6-0 6-0 victory.

Rain has played havoc with the schedule throughout the week, forcing many matches to be played on indoor hardcourts.

Even when Vekic led 5-0 in the decider there was another rain interruption, but she returned to complete the win.

Vekic, champion on the Nottingham grass in 2017, will face either French top seed Caroline Garcia or American Jennifer Brady in Sunday's final.

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