Svitolina sets up Babos date

The Ukrainian needed barely an hour to post a 6-0 6-3 victory and end the challenge of her seventh-seeded opponent.

Svitolina is chasing her third WTA title and will take on Hungary’s Timea Babos in Saturday’s final.

Babos, who is not seeded in Marrakech, beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4 as she hunts a second tour trophy to add to the silverware she won at Monterrey in 2012.