Peer, Svitolina to Baku Cup final

Shahar Peer, Elina Svitolina advance to the Baku Cup final

Shahar Peer of Israel advanced to the Baku Cup final by routing Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday.

The 149th-ranked Peer will face Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina, the 2010 French Open junior champion who defeated fourth-seeded Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-4.

Peer is bidding for a sixth career title in her first final since losing to Nadia Petrova in Washington in 2011.

The seventh-seeded Svitolina won her first title last November in Pune, India.