Top-seeded Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will face each other in the Italiacom Open final after winning their semifinals on Saturday.
No. 1-seeded Errani, who won this tournament in 2008 and 2012, recovered from 3-1 down in the second set to beat fourth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4.
Vinci struggled past Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first Palermo final.
The No. 2 seed started badly, but reacted well to cruise through the second set.
The breakthrough came in the fifth game of the final set, when Vinci broke to love following a double fault from Candela. Vinci went on to win the following three games and the match.