Errani ended the winning streak of the 21-year-old Svitolina from Ukraine, scoring in 6-4, 6-4.
France’s Garcia, ranked 15th, and Strycova, ranked 48th, delivered a breathtaking semifinal on the center court of the not very crowded Dubai Duty Free Tennis stadium at the Aviation Club which the Ukrainian decided for herself by scoring 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Strycova, dressed completely in yellow, said after the match: “In the last games I threw all my energy on the court. I made three good services and it is amazing to be in the final. I had nothing to lose.”
“I will give my best and I try to enjoy it. I still have energy left in my legs,” she said.
Strycova, aged 29 and 10 centimeters smaller than her 1.74 meter tall French opponent, fell to the ground in the third set at 1-1 for a net fight, but managed to keep her spirit and playing speed high throughout the match.
The final will take place on Saturday at 7pm local time. Enditem