Flavia Pennetta, the No.2 seed, didn't take long to join Suárez in the final, routing Sara Errani in one minute shy of an hour, 61 61. Errani held serve once late in each set but apart from those only had game points in two other games.
"I think Sara was more tense than normal, but she's young and plays well, and will have many more chances to beat me," Pennetta said of her good friend Errani. "Matches against friends are very difficult, especially mentally."
Pennetta will be playing her 19th Tour final, going 8-10 in her first 18. It is her second final of the year, having fallen in the Auckland final in January.
"Having arrived late from Miami, I haven't played my best. But little by little I've been getting better. Carla is a very good player. I will have to play my best."