Vesnina reaches final in Hobart
HOBART, Australia -- Unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina defeated American teenager Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Hobart International final against titleholder Mona Barthel on Friday.
Vesnina needed only 69 minutes to beat the 19-year-old Stephens and reach her seventh WTA final.
Barthel, of Germany, beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Vesnina controlled the match from the outset, breaking Stephens in the opening game and racing to 5-0 in less ...
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