Rome - Defending champion Elina Svitolina moved one win away from her second title at the Italian Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Anett Kontaveit.
Fourth-ranked Svitolina is aiming for her third title of the season following victories in Brisbane and Dubai.
She will face the winner from Maria Sharapova and top seed Simona Halep for the trophy on Sunday.
Results from the ATP and WTA Masters tournament in Rome on Saturday (x denotes seeded player):
Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST) 6-4, 6-3