Sara Errani reached her second final of the season on Friday, beating doubles partner Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-3 in the Dubai Championships semifinals.
"It's very tough because we know each other very well," Errani said of Vinci. "It's tough to play against one person and know what you're going to do in every shot."
The Italian will face either 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova or former top-ranked player Caroline Wozniacki.
"Both are very, very tough matches," Errani said.
Errani reached the final of the Open GDF Suez this month but lost to unseeded Mona Barthel of Germany.