Italian Open: Elina Svitolina reaches second straight Rome final

Rome, ItalyUpdated: May 19, 2018, 05:38 PM IST

Elina Svitolina Photograph:(AFP)

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.