Martina Navratilova, seeking her fifth consecutive title in the event, cruised into the final of the women's grass court tournament at Eastbourne, England, where she will meet Czechoslovakia's Helena Sukova for the second straight year.
Both finalists posted easy semifinal victories Friday, Navratilova crushing an injured Claudia Kohde-Kilsch of West Germany, 6-2, 6-0, and Sukova brushing aside Robin White, 6-0, 6-2.
Navratilova, who has reached the final seven times, received plenty of help from Kohde-Kilsch, who suffered a lower back strain Thursday.
Kohde-Kilsch committed 12 double-faults in the 51-minute match, which included a four-minute injury timeout.
Kohde-Kilsch held her service after two deuces in the third game and at 30 in the seventh game of the first set. Otherwise, it was all Navratilova.