Svitolina surges into Monterrey final, Konta beaten
Top seed Elina Svitolina crushed Arantxa Rus to move into the Monterrey Open final.
Elina Svitolina continued her impressive run to reach the Monterrey Open final, while Johanna Konta was beaten on Saturday.
Svitolina, the top seed at the WTA International event, crushed Arantxa Rus 6-0 6-1 in just 51 minutes in their semi-final.
The Ukrainian lost just nine points on serve and is yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament.
Svitolina is into her 17th WTA Tour final and first of 2020, while she will be aiming for her first title since 2018.
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Awaiting her in the decider is Marie Bouzkova, who beat second seed Konta 6-3 6-4.
Bouzkova, the Czech ninth seed, saved all five break points she faced to reach her maiden WTA Tour final.