Svitolina, Babos reach Marrakech final

Marrakech, Morocco ( – Fourth-seeded Ukrainian Elina
Svitolina and unseeded Hungarian Timea Babos will be the combatants in
Saturday’s final at the Moroccan Grand Prix tennis event.

Svitolina subdued seventh-seeded Slovak Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-0, 6-3,
while Babos handled France’s Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4 in Friday’s
semifinal action at this clay-court tournament.

The 20-year-old Svitolina is 1-0 lifetime against Babos, with the victory
coming in Donetsk, Ukraine, two years ago.

Svitolina is 2-0 in her career WTA finals, with both titles coming in Baku,
Azerbaijan, in 2013 and last year.

Babos, who will turn 22 on May 10, captured her lone career title in
Monterrey, Mexico, in 2012.

Saturday’s winner will collect $43,000.