Barthel defeats Kanepi in Swedish Open quarterfinals

by: AP | July 18, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

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 won on the first of two match points.

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.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

TC Plus Match of the Day: David Goffin vs. Karen Khachanov, Barcelona

The fourth-seeded Goffin is coming off of a three-set victory over Marcel Granollers.

"It's just amazing": Qualifier Klizan defeats Djokovic in Barcelona

The 140th-ranked player in the world topped the error-prone Serb, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

Tough Call: Should HawkEye be used on clay?

Read our experts' thoughts and cast your vote.