Two times grand slam winner Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova will play against 14th seeded Russian Vesnina in Indian well womens final.

Kuznetsova played exceptionally well to win match against third seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(5) 7-6(2)

The 31-year-old is into the semis at Indian Wells for the first time since 2008. Kuznetsova rose to the occasion in the tiebreakers, storming out to a 6-2 lead in each.

“I was looking to defend good because it’s really hard to overpower her,” Kuznetsova said in an on-court interview.

“So I had to put lots of pressure on her and put as many balls back as I could.”

The 24-year-old Pliskova, who is popular for her the ace, had 10 aces and a slew of inside-out forehand winners but was often let down by her backhand.

The Russian Vesnina, who upset soon-to-be world No. 1 Angelique Kerber and crowd favorite Venus Williams to get to the final four, Vesnina’s 6-3 6-4 win over Kristina Mladenovic.