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Errani v Strycova in Dubai final

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Sara Errani (AFP)
Sara Errani (AFP)

Dubai - Italy's Sara Errani and Czech Barbora Strycova will clash for the title at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Saturday after both battled through at an event reeling after early exits for all seeds.

Errani reached her second final on Friday, defeating Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-4. Strycova outlasted Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in a battle of momentum shifts lasting for two and a quarter hours.

Errani leads the series 5-1, earning wins in her last four matches with Strycova dating to 2010.

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