More than two years since winning her second career title, Lourdes Dominguez Lino may finally have a third.
The 32-year-old Spanish tennis player, currently ranked No. 58 in the world, will face former Francesca Schiavone in the final of the Grand Prix SAR.
Dominguez Lino rallied past Mandy Minella 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 in one of Saturday’s semifinal matches, while Schiavone defeated Chanelle Scheepers 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the other.
Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion now ranked 48th in the world, is through to her first final of the year. She’ll aim for her sixth title and first since winning the Strasbourg Open last May.
She leads Dominguez Lino 3-1 in career meetings. The two WTA veterans first played each other 15 years ago on clay at Spoleto, Italy, where the Spaniard beat Schiavone for her only win.
Dominguez Lino will be gunning goes for her third title and first since winning two years ago in Bogota, Colombia.