Aryna Sabalenka cruised previous Maria Sakkari in straight units to safe her place within the Madrid Open ultimate.
The world quantity two dropped simply 5 video games in a cushty 6-4 6-1 win over her Greek opponent.
Belarusian Sabalenka, 24, has reached her second consecutive clay-court ultimate, having misplaced to world primary Iga Swiatek in Stuttgart final month.
Poland’s Swiatek will arrange a repeat of that match if she beats Veronika Kudermetova within the second semi-final.
Sabalenka, who claimed her first Grand Slam on the Australian Open in January, is searching a second Madrid title in three years after successful the event in 2021.
The second Slam of the season is the French Open, which begins at Roland Garros on 28 Might.
Burrage misses likelihood
Jodie Burrage has missed her first alternative to interchange Emma Raducanu because the British primary.
Burrage was crushed 6-4 6-3 by Belgium’s Greet Minnen within the second spherical of a Challenger occasion in Saint Malo.
Victory would have moved the 23-year-old above Raducanu, who will likely be out of action for “a few months”, within the British rankings.