EASTBOURNE (England) (AFP) Russian qualifier Ekaterina Makarova and unseeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus produced shock semi-final wins on Friday and will now meet in the final of the Eastbourne International. Makarova, ranked 100 in the world, stunned French Open finalist and third seed Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 while Azarenka knocked out French eighth seed Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-5. Azarenka, winner of the Miami title in 2009, will be playing in her second final of the season after finishing runner-up in Dubai to Venus Williams. Saturdays final will be the 20-year-olds first meeting with Makarova, 22, from Moscow, who eliminated 2005 champion Kim Clijsters in the quarter-finals at Devonshire Park and stopped Stosur, who had 35 wins so far this season. Azaranka used an early break to win the first set against Bartoli, who stalled at the semi-final stage here for the fourth year in a row. Azarenka and her opponent exchanged breaks in the third and fourth games of the second set with Azarenka breaking in the last game to seal the victory on her first match point. Makarova will be bidding to clinch a first title after being beaten twice on clay last season, by Yanina Wickmayer in Estoril and by Anabel Medina Garrigues in Fez. Stosur, who went three sets in her last two matches and had to fight back in the quarter-finals against Briton Elena Baltacha after losing the first set, was made to pay in a marathon opening set by Makarova. The Russian took it in just under an hour after breaking Stosur twice. The Australian battled from 2-5 down in the tie-breaker, but stalled at 5-all as Marakova eventually lifted the early lead. The second-set was more evenly poised, with Stosur saving two match points in the final game before Makarova came good on a third. Stosur, who lost the Roland Garros final this month to Francesca Schiavone, fired six aces and saved five of eight break points in defeat. The Australian will still move into a career-best ranking of sixth on Monday in time for the start of Wimbledon, where the sixth seed begins in the first round against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Id love to make the quarters, Stosur said of her Wimbledon dream after never getting past the third round. That is my number one goal - I want to do better there than my last attempts. This surface can be good for me, its a matter of playing and winning more matches. Im looking forward to playing another slam. I hope I can keep building from the French, plus I also had a good Aussie Open (fourth round). Makarova was the first Eastbourne qualifier to reach the final since Vera Dushevina managed in 2005, where she lost to Clijsters. The Russian has already assured herself of a Top 90 ranking with number 75 possible if she should win the grass title Saturday.