The Spaniard defeats Simona Halep in the quarter finals to face Sara Errani for a place in the final. The duel between Romania's Sorana Cirstea and Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova will decide the other finalist.
Carla Suárez is just a step away from reaching her first at the Barcelona Ladies Open. She defeated Romania’s Simona Halep with a convincing 6-4, 6-1 to seal her place in the semis. The last Spaniard left in the main draw of the competition, Suárez had to work hard for her victory in the first set. From then on, however, the Canary Islander was able to impose her game and took the second set and the match with little difficulty.
Suárez’s rival for a place in the final will be Italy’s Sara Errani, who was recently crowned champion at Acapulco. She too saw off her opponent, second favourite Julia Goerges, with a clear 6-3, 6-2 final score. The other semi-final will see third seed Dominika Cibulkova face Romania’s Sorana Cirstea. This encounter promises to be a good one given the two women’s scintillating form so far in Barcelona.
In the doubles competition, Errani and her partner Roberta Vinci are once again through to a final they won in 2010. The task of repeating that victory will be far from easy, however, as standing in their way are their countrywomen Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone. If Errani were to take both the singles and doubles titles in Barcelona, she would merely be repeating her heroics in Acapulco a matter of weeks ago.
Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, local player and main favourite Caroline Wozniacki is firmly on track to take her third consecutive title. She has breezed past all her opponents – Alize Cornet the most recent – and is now through to the semi-finals. Her next rival will be Croatia’s Petra Martic. The lower part of the draw has also fulfilled predictions and second and third seed Angelique Kerber and Jelena Jankovic can now look ahead to the final in the Danish capital this Saturday.