Mona Barthel into Swedish semis
The 54th-ranked Kanepi was the highest-ranked player left in the tournament after early defeats for the top eight seeded players.
Barthel, chasing her third WTA title, next plays Silvia Soler-Espinosa. The Spaniard -- a first-time finalist in Strasbourg in May -- beat Russia's Alexandra Panova 6-3, 6-2.
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