Sara Errani will be vying for a third successive clay court title on Saturday when she meets Elena Vesnina in the Budapest Grand Prix finalYou can watch and bet on Errani v Vesnina live for free at bet365 > live tennis
Sara Errani was at her ruthless best on Friday, seeing off the challenge of a fatigued Anna Tatishvili to earn a berth in the final of the 2012 Budapest Grand Prix. Errani will now be aiming to win her third consecutive clay court title of the season, and she’ll enter her meeting against Elena Vesnina as the favourite.
“It was not easy as the score suggests,” Errani said after her 6-2, 6-1 thrashing of Tatishvili. “She played a good match, she played strong but maybe she was a bit tired after the long match she had yesterday. Because of that, I tried to make the games longer by moving her on the baseline.”
Vesnina hasn’t been in quite so good form this year, but she’s looked very comfortable in Budapest. Her place in the final was guaranteed with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Marina Erakovic.
“In our previous encounters, Marina played more aggressive,” remarked Vesnina. “Today she was trying to exploit my mistakes and move me around and play the spin. I didn't expect that but luckily I still found the key to win.”
“In the second set, we both played more rallies and longer games. There were some weird bounces, maybe by the breeze coming from the river, and I lost some concentration. But, then, I recovered and managed to win the match.”
Thinking ahead to Saturday’s final Vesnina continued, “Sara is in a great form and the clay surface is her specialty. I'm really looking forward to that match. It's going to be a real challenge for me. We never played each other before, I'll just try to do my best and win the title.”