Bovina, Dechy in Pilot Pen finals

August 28, 2004 03:57 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Nathalie Dechy advanced to the final of the Pilot Pen tournament, using quick, accurate play to beat Lisa Raymond 6-4, 6-0 Friday.

The eighth-seeded Dechy will face doubles partner and seventh-seeded Elena Bovina in Saturday's championship match. Each has won a match against the other this year.

Also Saturday, Martina Navratilova will go for her 175th doubles title with partner Lisa Raymond, after defeating Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Rennae Stubbs of Australia 7-6 (4), 6-4. They will play Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy.

Bovina used her big serve to overpower fellow Russian Elena Dementieva 6-1, 6-1.

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