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Schiavone and Govortsova in Kremlin final; win semis easily

Schiavone is in a rich vein of form at the end of the WTA season.
Schiavone is in a rich vein of form at the end of the WTA season.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Francesca Schiavone reaches 12th career WTA Tour final
  • Italian will play Olga Govortsova for Kremlin Cup title in Moscow
  • Janko Tipsarevic reaches first ATP final in men's tournament
  • Unseeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in Luxembourg final

(CNN) -- Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Olga Govortsova of Belarus will contest Sunday's final of the Kremlin Cup after both secured straight sets victories in their semifinal match-ups.

Schiavone defeated Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-4 6-0 to reach her second WTA Tour final in successive weeks.

Govortsova routed Alisa Kleybanova of Russia 6-2 6-1 to reach her second career final.

Schiavone, who lost to Samantha Stosur in the Osaka final last week, has a poor record in title matches and has one just one of 10 attempts, claiming the Bad Gastein crown in 2007.

"I'm happy with my play," she told the official WTA Tour Web site.

"I was serving good, returning well. I moved quickly, played aggressively and dominated."

Bondarenko claimed an immediate break but the match was over as a contest after Schiavone won the next four games.

I was serving good, returning well. I moved quickly, played aggressively and dominated.
--Francesca Schiavone

Govortsova broke Kleybanova three times in the opening set of their semifinal and was in total command in the second.

The men's final at the joint ATP/WTA event in Moscow will be between Serbian Janko Tipsarevic and home hope and third seed Mikhail Youzhny.

Tipsarevic defeated qualifier Illya Marchenko 6-1 6-4 to reach his first career final.

Youzhny later beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-2 6-1.

In the WTA tournament in Luxembourg, unseeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat Yanina Wickmayer , the fifth seed from Belgiuam 3-6 6-2 7-5 in their semifinal.

She will face sixth seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany for the title. Lisicki battled past Shahar Peer of Israel 6-3 4-6 7-6.