GAIBA, Italy (AP) — Top-seeded Alison Van Uytvanck will face Italian veteran Sara Errani in the final of the inaugural Veneto Open.
The 47th-ranked Van Uytvanck beat Harmony Tan 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday.
Errani, a French Open finalist a decade ago who is ranked No. 213, defeated sixth-seeded Diane Parry 6-3, 6-4.
The 35-year-old Errani said her game on the grass courts is benefitting from her experience playing doubles and padel — a game popular in Italy that is played on courts about 25% smaller than those used in tennis and which prizes volleying.
"My versatility was awarded," Errani said. "I've got the support of the Italian crowd here and my family."