Previous world number one Victoria Azarenka contacted her first singles last in three years by overcoming top seed Angelique Kerber at the Monterrey Open.
The Belarusian beat Kerber – another previous world number one – 6 4 6-1.
She currently faces Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in Sunday’s last in Mexico.
“I haven’t won a considerable lot of those in the last couple years so it’s great that I’m ready to turn it around and get my dimension,” Azarenka said.
The 29-year-old last challenged singles last in April 2016, winning both Indian Wells and Miami inside about fourteen days before reporting her pregnancy soon thereafter and bringing forth child Leo in December.
She came back to the game aggressively the accompanying summer, however, has been associated with a guardianship fight with the kid’s dad which has affected her tennis.
“I’m getting back used to playing, and I’m attempting to settle on better choices, better decisions under strain,” Azarenka said after her success against the German.
“It’s tied in with approaching slowly and carefully. To say everything together is in every case progressively precarious, so I’m happy that I’m ready to assemble little pieces in the critical minutes.
Previous Wimbledon champion Muguruza prior achieved the last with a 6-2 6-3 triumph over Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova.