Kiki Bertens continued her sparkling week with an emphatic 6-2 6-2 victory over Caroline Garcia on Friday to reach the Madrid Open final, where she will meet Petra Kvitova who came through an all-Czech semi with Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 6-3. Bertens, the world number 20, blasted her way past seventh seed Garcia in just 66 minutes, breaking serve four times and never surrendering a break point to move within sight of her second singles title of the year.

Bertens, 26, had taken some big scalps already this week in Madrid, defeating Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals on Thursday, the day after knocking out world number two and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.