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Ferrer, Verdasco reach Mexican final

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP)

David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco both won in straight sets on Friday to set up an all-Spanish final at the Mexican Open.

Top seed and defending champion Ferrer was tested but prevailed against Colombian Santiago Giraldo 7-5, 6-4, while Verdasco defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-3, 6-3.

Ferrer and Giraldo were closely matched but the Spaniard was able to convert two of seven break points while the Colombian converted none of six. Giraldo was also restricted to winning just 11 points for the match when Ferrer got his first serve in.

The eighth-seeded Verdasco didn't allow a single break opportunity to Wawrinka, cruising to victory at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess.

Wawrinka saved two match points while serving in the penultimate game, then saved another in the last game, but Verdasco finally served out the match.

In the women's tournament, there will also be a final of compatriots: Italians Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta.

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No. 3 seed Errani eliminated top-seeded Roberta Vinci, breaking twice in each set to win 6-4, 6-1. The Italians are good friends and played the doubles tournament together.

The 36th-ranked Errani will be playing for her third WTA title against Pennetta, who got past No. 4 seed Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-2, 6-2.

The second-seeded Pennetta, seeking her 10th WTA title, broke Begu three times in each set to win the match.

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