Popov, Ewing advance to LPGA Match-Play finals

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Germany's Sophia Popov celebrates a semi-final victory on Sunday at the LPGA Match-Play at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas

Germany's Sophia Popov and American Ally Ewing advanced to the LPGA Match-Play championship match with semi-final triumphs Sunday.

Popov and Ewing were set to meet on Sunday afternoon in the final at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.

Ewing, ranked 30th, defeated Thailand's 23rd-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn 3&2 in one semi-final while Popov, ranked 21st, edged China's 28th-ranked Feng Shanshan 1-up in the other.

Ewing, who never trailed, won her only LPGA title last October at Lake Oconee.

Ewing, 28, won the 11th and 12th with pars to seize a 3-up advantage and birdied the par-4 14th to go 4-up with four holes to play.

Ariya birdied to win the 15th but the American advanced when both parred the par-5 16th.

Popov parred the 12th and birdied the par-3 13th to square the match with Feng, who had not trailed to that point.

Feng made a bogey at the par-3 17th to give Popov the lead and the German advanced when both players birdied the par-5 18th.

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