Flipkens, the world's number 73 on the WTA rankings, ousted Anett Kontaveit of Estonia (WTA-91) in the semis. Flipkens won in straight sets, although the first was a close one: 7-6 (8/6) and 6-4.
Watson is the world's number 84. She downed Caroline Wozniacki earlier this week, but shows her respect for Flipkens: "It won't be easy. We met a couple of times before and she is very experienced. I will need my best tennis", the 23-year-old told reporters. Flipkens won both of their previous encounters.