Camila Giorgi will face Rebecca Peterson in the Sunday's final of the WTA 250 Merida Open.

The Italian eliminated Katerina Siniakova in two sets 7-5 7-6(2). Giorgi was a slight pre-match favorite, but it was the Czech who started match better tough, as she gained a break in first game. Giorgi made up the gap since then and won the opening set 7-5. The world's number 68 capitalized her momentum and was on the front foot in the second set, but did not manage to serve out the set victory, as Siniakova fought back with two breaks in a row, staying in a chance to steal the set from Giorgi. The Czech got also broken when serving for a set which was decided in a tiebreak - dominated by Giorgi 7-2.

Another semifinal between Rebecca Peterson and Caty Mcnally was full of plot twists. Peterson started the match with a dominant 6-2 win in the opening set, but the American clicked the gear after start of second one and won 4 games in a row. The Swede responded with breaking her opponent three times in a row, but McNally managed to survive until the tie-break, where she turned out to be better 7-4.

Deciding set started in the same manner as the previous one. McNally gained two breaks advantage, moving into the 4-0 lead. Then, the story of Peterson's comeback came true again, as the Swede won 6 games in a row. McNally did not prevail to make another momentum switch in this match and blew away a big chance to advance into the final. 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4 for Peterson is the final result.

Giorgi will play her first final since the win in Montreal in August 2021, while Peterson waited for the chance to fight for the title in WTA level tournament since October 2019 when she won the WTA 250 event in Tianjin. Both players will capitalize on their deep run in Mexico this week, as Giorgi comes back into top 50 and Peterson moves back into top 100 up from 140th place in WTA rankings regardless of the final's result.