Fernando Verdasco reaches final

Updated: March 2, 2012, 11:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Spaniard Fernando Verdasco defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-3, 6-3 on Friday to reach the Mexican Open final.

The eighth-seeded Verdasco didn't allow a single break opportunity to Wawrinka, cruising to the victory at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess.

Verdasco next plays top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain or Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, who were to play later Friday.

In the women's tournament, No. 3 seed Sara Errani eliminated top-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 in an all-Italian semifinal. Errani broke twice in each set against her good friend and doubles partner in the tournament.

The 36th-ranked Errani will be playing for her third WTA title when she meets fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta, who got past No. 4 seed Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-2, 6-2.

The second-seeded Pennetta, seeking her 10th WTA title, broke Begu three times in each set.


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