Top seed and world number 8, Italian Sara Errani, has continued her fabulous run which started in the middle of the 2012 season and won her first three matches in straight sets to get to the semis on the clay in this Mexican resort city. She took on 36th ranked Alize Cornet of France, the tournament’s 3rd seed on Friday and won comprehensively, 6-2 6-1, to head into her second consecutive final at the Abierto Mexicana Telcel where she will defend her title against 2nd seed, Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
The Spaniard only lost four games on her way to the quarters, but had a really tough battle against another Italian, Francesca Sciavone, the 6th seed and now number 51 on the WTA rankings, to get to the semis, where she came up against her countrywoman, Silvia Soler-Espinosa, who is ranked at 85. Suarrez Navarro made light work of her time on court against Soler-Espinosa, whom she led 4-0 in their head to head stat, in stifling heat and debilitating humidity which reached around 80% and easily dispensed with her opponent 6-2 6-1 in just 68 minutes. This will be Suarez Navarro’s fifth WTA final and she will be looking for her first title – this time against another clay court specialist.