Svitolina dominates Minella to book Peng final

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Elina Svitolina dominated Mandy Minella to book a final berth against Peng Shuai at the Taiwan Open.

Top seed Svitolina saved four match points to defeat Ons Jabeur in Friday's last-eight tie, but had no such trouble en route to a 6-3 6-2 victory over Minella.

There was early hope for Minella when an early break and a consolidating hold saw her lead 3-1, but Svitolina responded in devastating fashion to win eight straight games.

From there it was a formality for the Ukrainian, who will now go in search of a fifth career WTA Tour title.

Awaiting in the final is Peng, who overcame birthday girl Lucie Safarova 6-4 6-2 in just over one hour and 20 minutes.

Safarova, who turned 30 on Saturday, failed to stay in the first set when serving at 5-4 down, and Peng broke twice in the second to seal an ultimately comfortable win.