Angelique kerber battled past Carla Suárez in two sets to return to the Abierto gnp seguros final for the second time, 7-6(6), 6-1.
Kerber will face three-time champion anastasia pavlyuchenkova in the final, a rematch of the pair's 2013 final here in Monterrey which saw the Russian defeat Kerber to claim her third title.
"It's a completely new year, so I will not think about my last final here," Kerber joked in her post-match press conference. "It was three years ago, and anything is possible. I'm going out there tomorrow to try to play my best tennis and try to win the match."