Zhuhai - Germany's Julia Goerges hammered Anastasija Sevastova at the WTA Elite Trophy on Saturday to book her spot in the final.
Goerges, seventh seed, overpowered the Latvian in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in the semi-finals at the Hengqin International Tennis Centre in Zhuhai.
The 29-year-old, making her debut in the tournament, is set to finish the year in the top 20 of the WTA rankings for the first time since 2012.
Goerges has been on a winning streak recently and proved to be a tough opponent from the outset, breaking Sevastova in the first game.
She continued to dominate in the second set with a score of 4-1 after five games before she finally took Sevastova down.
Result from the fifth day of the WTA Elite Trophy tournament in Zhuhai, China, on Saturday (x denotes seeding):
Julia Goerges (GER x7) bt Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x5) 6-3, 6-3