Mona Barthel moves into semis
HOBART, Australia -- Qualifier Mona Barthel beat defending champion Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Thursday to move into the semifinals at the Hobart International.
Barthel ousted second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues in the second round and next will meet fellow German Angelique Kerber, who advanced with a 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 win over Romania's Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea.
Kerber finished with a year-end No. 32 ranking after reaching the U.S. Open semifinals.
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