Li through to home final in China

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Updated: January 4, 2013

Li Na cruised into the final of the Shenzhen Open on home soil, with a straight sets victory in her semifinal match Friday, putting her in a great position to claim her 7th WTA singles title.

The world No 7 is the firm favourite to take the trophy on Saturday when she faces off against Czech Klara Zakopalova, who is ranked 21 places below her.

The Chinese No 1 and top seed beat compatriot Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-0 in one hour 13 minutes to set up the final with fifth seed Zakapalova, who had earlier defeated Romanian Monica Niculescu. Zakapalova took just one hour six minutes to claim a 6-1, 6-3 victory in her semifinal.