Svitolina overcomes brave Peterson in WTA

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Top-seed Elina Svitolina endured a battle from Sweden's Rebecca Peterson before triumphing to reach the final of the Chicago Women's Open.

The world No.6 dominated on serve as she ran away with the first set without giving up a break.

Peterson was much-improved in the second, matching Svitolina's service dominance to take the set in a tiebreak.

But she was unable to sustain that momentum in the third, ultimately going down 6-1 6-7 (7-4) 6-3.

The Ukrainian will take on France's Alize Cornet in the final after the ninth seed earned a three-set victory over Russia's Varvara Gracheva.

Cornet dropped the first set but stormed home 4-6 6-1 6-0 in just under two hours to reach her 14th career singles final.

Meanwhile, Anett Kontaveit will face Irina-Camelia Begu in the final of the Tennis In The Land tournament in Cleveland after disposing of Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets 6-4 6-4.

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