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Barthel advances to Swedish Open semisfinals

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 18, 2014 at 10:57 am •  Published: July 18, 2014
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BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 7-6 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday.

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.

In the other quarterfinals, Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, while Slovakia's Jana Cepelova beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 7-5.


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