The final of the Wimbledon warm-up at Eastbourne will see Petra Kvitova play fellow former Grand Slam champion Jelena Ostapenko. Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, aims to replicate her 2011 and 2014 success at The All England Club.
While she may not be at her peak these days, the 32-year-old Czech still has considerable muscle, as she demonstrated by defeating a resolute Beatriz Haddad Maia in Friday's semi-finals with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory.
For the first time since she finished runner-up at Devonshire Park 11 years ago, world number 31 Kvitova defeated defending champion Haddad Maia to advance to the final.
Kvitova avenged last week's loss to Haddad Maia at Birmingham in a tussle between left-handed powerhouses. Haddad Maia, who won titles at Nottingham and Birmingham in a memorable grass-court season, lost for the first time in 13 matches as he was beaten.
A former French Open champion, Kvitova faces former US Open champ Ostapenko in Saturday's Eastbourne final. She lost to Marion Bartoli in 2011 final.
The Latvian is the defending champion of Eastbourne and is still on course for another title on the south coast lawns, having beaten Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 earlier in the day.
Eighth seed Ostapenko, the 2017 champion at Roland Garros, will take part in the Eastbourne doubles final along with her Ukrainian partner Lyudmyla Kichenok. Ostapenko will compete for two titles in one week, facing Aleksandra Krunic and Magda Linette.
Taylor Fritz faces 2017 Eastbourne champion, Maxime Cressy, in the men's singles final. The 14th-ranked American Fritz defeated reigning champion Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3.
Cressy, the world number 60, defeated Jack Draper 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (2/7), 6-3 to make it three victories against British players so far in this year's tournament.
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