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England’s Lorraine Winstanley will play in her first three-time winner Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Winstanley, 43, the tournament’s top seed, secured a 2-1 semi-final win at the Lakeside against the Russian, the
runner-up in the 2018 tournament.
Saturday’s final sees Winstanley face Japan’s unseeded Mikuru Suzuki, who beat England’s Maria O’Brien 2-0.
In the men’s event, reigning champion Glen Durrant moved into the last four.
Durrant, winner in 2017 and 2018, registered an average of 98 as he beat Kyle McKinstry, the first Northern Irish player to reach the last eight since 1985, 5-2.
‘I wasn’t going down without a fight’
Dobromyslova, the 2008, 2012 and 2013 winner, beat Winstanley in the 2017 and 2018 quarter-finals and took the opening set, but Winstanley fought back to move into the final.
“I’m absolutely over the moon,” Winstanley told Eurosport. “It was still not the best performance but I found a bit of grit when I needed to.
“I wasn’t going down without a fight when she took the first set, so I just had to try and dig in.
Suzuki, 36, who knocked out 2018 champion Lisa Ashton in round one, is the first Asian player to reach the women’s final.
Durrant on course for third successive title
In the men’s event Durrant had to win a deciding set in his last-16 match against Scott Baker on Thursday, but played much better as he ended the hopes of the unseeded McKinstry in the last eight.
“Last night I was super nervous and Scott was terrific, he could’ve won that game, but tonight I felt the preparation had been fantastic and the crowd were amazing,” Durrant told Eurosport.