Carla Suarez-Navarro was hoping for the kind of form she had when she first met Germany"s Angelique Kerber on Tour, which was a Third Round clash at the US Open this year. The Spaniard upset Kerber there, winning in 3 deciding sets after dropping the opening set.
Another upset in Linz, Austria, since Kerber is the Top seeded player, did not appear on the cards.
The German, who has officially booked her spot in Istanbul for the Final showdown, raced through the opener against Suarez-Navarro, surrendering only 2 games and led by a double break of serve in the second set.
Kerber concluded the match with a 6-2 6-0 score line to advance through to the Final.