Great Britain's Heather Watson reached her first ever singles final on the WTA Tour at the HP Open in Osaka.
The 20-year-old from Guernsey beat Japan's Misaki Doi in two tight sets to set up a clash with either top seed Sam Stosur or Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei, who knocked out Watson's fellow Briton Laura Robson on Friday
Each player broke serve once in the opening set before Watson prevailed 7/2 in a tie-break.
But like Watson's quarter-final win over Pauline Parmentier, the second set was littered with service breaks - an area Watson will surely have to improve on in the final, particularly if her opponent turns out to be the big-hitting Stosur.
Watson finally came through with a late fourth break against three for her opponent, wrapping up a 7-6 (7/2) 7-5 win in just over two hours.
Watson's run to the final follows that of Robson in Guangzhou recently, the first tour finals for British women since 1990 - Jo Durie's achievement coming before either Watson or Robson was born. Should she win on Sunday, it would be the first title for a British woman since Sara Gomer won the Northern California Open in 1988.