In stark contrast to dominka Cibulkova, the winner of Friday's first semifinal, Kvitova kept her time on court to a minimum, requiring only 67 minutes to wrap up a 6-1, 6-2 victory and move within touching distance of reclaiming the title she won in 2014.
"It's amazing. I came to this tournament and really didn't expect this kind of performance," Kvitova said. "Physically I'm still so-so - I'm really happy that I'm not falling apart. But I played a really great match today in spite of everything, which really put the pressure on her."