Barthel to face Scheepers in Swedish Open final

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BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Mona Barthel of Germany will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the Swedish Open final.

Barthel defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, after Scheepers beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 in the first semifinal on Saturday.

Barthel will be playing for her third WTA career title, while Scheepers won her only title in Guangzhou, China, at the end of 2011.

Scheepers leads their head-to-head 2-1, although Barthel won their last clash in Hobart, Australia, in January 2013.

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