Sara Errani Beats Elina Svitolina to Reach Second Dubai Final

Updated: 19 February 2016 18:55 IST

Sara Errani was a 2013 finalist at the Dubai Tennis Championships, losing to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.

Sara Errani Beats Elina Svitolina to Reach Second Dubai Final
Sara Errani will play the winner of the semifinal between Caroline Garcia and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic in the Dubai Championships final. © AFP

Dubai:

Sara Errani of Italy advanced to her second Dubai Tennis Championships final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 21st-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Friday. (Paes-Chardy Advance to Delray Beach Open Quarters)

The 22nd-ranked Errani was a 2013 finalist, losing to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic. (Del Potro Powers Into ATP Delray Beach Open Quarter-Finals)

The match was a hour, 51 minute battle of long rallies and games, featuring eight service breaks.

Errani prevailed with a final break in the ninth game of the first set and seventh game of the second set.

"It was really tough," said Errani, who will seek her ninth WTA title.

"Every point, every game was really long. It's unbelievable for me to be playing in another final."

Errani will play the winner of the semifinal between 38th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France and 47th-ranked Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.

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