Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Sports Network) - French Open runner-up Sara
Errani and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova booked spots in Saturday's
lucrative final at the $2 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
The fifth-seeded Errani handled good friend and doubles partner Roberta Vinci
6-3, 6-3 in Friday's semifinal action on the hardcourts at Dubai Tennis
Errani is now 5-2 lifetime against her fellow Italian Vinci, including
wins now in their last five meetings. The two women currently own three of
the four Grand Slam doubles titles.
Meanwhile, a sixth-seeded Kvitova cruised past eighth-seeded former world No.
1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4. The Danish Wozniacki was the Dubai titlist just
two years ago.
The left-handed Czech Kvitova is now 4-3 lifetime against the former U.S. Open
runner-up Wozniacki, including wins in their last four meetings.
The 25-year-old Errani will appear in her second final of the year, having
recently finished as a runner-up at an event in Paris. She is 6-5 in her
career WTA finals, which includes four titles last year.
The 22-year-old Kvitova is a solid 9-2 in her career finals, which included a
whopping six titles in 2011, the year she captured Wimbledon.
Kvitova is 3-0 lifetime against Errani -- all on hardcourts.
Saturday's big winner will collect $442,198.
The Sports Network