GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1-seed Jarmila Groth ran through her match in 38 minutes Saturday in grabbing a finals berth at the Guangzhou Invitational tennis tournament in China.
Groth blitzed Edina Gallovits 6-0, 6-1, winning 70 percent of the points in the semifinal match. She's lost only 10 games -- half of them in her second-round match -- this week in advancing to her first WTA finals.
Groth established control quickly, winning 25 of the 31 points in the first set, dropping only two points on serve in the set.
She'll go against Alla Kudryavtseva in the finals. Kudryavtseva, also seeking her first WTA title, stopped Zhang Shuai 6-0, 6-4 Saturday. She dropped serve once but also had five service breaks against Zhang.
Groth and Kudryavtseva split their two previous meetings but haven't played since Kudryavtseva's 6-2, 6-0 win in California in 2008.
Sunday's champion will earn $37,000 while the runner-up will take home $19,000. Gallovits and Zhang each earned $10,200 for their semifinal appearances.