Kvitova advances to final of Pan Pacific Open

By the Associated Press | September 27, 2013 | 6:36 AM EDT

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball against Venus Williams of the United States during their semi-final match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Petra Kvitova rallied to defeat Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) and advance to the Pan Pacific Open final on Friday.

The seventh-seeded Kvitova, who held off 11 break points in the match, will face either fourth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany.