Wickmayer moves into Hobart final
Top-seeded Yanina Wickmayer moved into the Hobart International final with a 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Shahar Peer of Israel on Friday.
Wickmayer will play 21-year-old German qualifier Mona Barthel, who has beaten the players seeded second, fourth and fifth en route to her first WTA Tour final in the Australian Open tuneup.
Barthel had a 6-0, 7-6 (6) win earlier Friday over fourth-seeded compatriot Angelique Kerber.
She'd already beaten second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues and fifth-seeded Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia.