Eugenie Bouchard and Petra Kvitova will stage a rematch of this year's Wimbledon championship final when they meet in the final of the inaugural Wuhan Open on Saturday.
Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., relied Friday on relentless groundstrokes in defeating former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 6-2, 6-3 at Wuhan, China.
Bouchard pressured from the outset, surging ahead to leads of 4-1 and 5-2 in winning the first set over the U.S. Open runner-up.
Wozniacki later required minor treatment on a tender hamstring, but Bouchard appeared unfazed by the medical break and went on to close out the match in 78 minutes.
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Kvitova prevailed 6-3, 7-5 over Elina Svitolina in the other semifinal at the Optics Valley International Tennis Center.
The two-time Wimbledon champion saved five of six break points before dispatching the Ukranian.
Bouchard is now in a position to win her second WTA title, plus avenge a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Kvitova in her first major final.
Bouchard succumbed to the Czech southpaw in just 55 minutes, making it the most lopsided women's final at the All England Club in 22 years.
The winner at Wuhan also qualifies for the prestigious season-ending WTA Finals at Singapore.Suggest a correction