Kiki Bertens upset top seed timea Bacsinszky on Saturday to end hopes of an all-Swiss final at the Ladies Championship Gstaad.
Two Swiss players have never met in the final of a WTA event, and Bertens ensured this statistic remained intact with a 7-5, 7-6(1) win.
Due to the torrential rain earlier in the week, the weekend began with the completion of the backlogged quarterfinals, Bertens living up to her No.3 seed status by making short work of irina khromacheva. However, against Bacsinszky she was made to work considerably harder, coming from a break down in both sets to edge into the third final of her career.
"I think the tournament would have loved two Swiss players in the final - so sorry for that! - but I'm really happy," Bertens said afterwards. "I think we both played a lot of matches in the last few hours, so physically it's really tough."