World number 19 and the top seed Elise Mertens has advanced into her fifth WTA final and the third of the season after a rock solid 6-0 6-2 win over the 8th seed Su-Wei Hsieh in 57 minutes. The Belgian played on a very high level to leave her rival far behind, serving at 78% and dropping just 11 points in seven service games, never facing a break point.
She was equally impressive on the return as well, winning 63% of the points in Hsieh's games and breaking her five times from six chances to control the scoreboard from start to finish. Mertens needed just over 20 minutes to claim the opening set without losing a game, finding her range early on and overpowering her rival to earn commanding breaks in games one, three and five.
Su-Wei couldn't do much to change the course of the match and she was broken at love at the start of the second set, losing serve once again in game five to find herself 6-0 4-1 down. Elise sailed through her service games and she completed the win with a hold at 15 in game eight to earn the place in the final in the best possible way. Semi-final results: