Semi-Finals At Hobart International Are Set

Alize Cornet will be joined by three unseeded players in the stage of the final four of the WTA International event.

Bencic Belinda Bencic advances to the semi-finals (photo: Hobart International)

HOBART, January 10, 2019

Quarterfinals for Hobart International 2019 have concluded setting a strong semi-finals line-up for Friday.

It was a thrilling day of action which saw Kenin, Cornet, Bencic and Schmiedlova come out on top.

Sofia Kenin from the United States battled through a tight match against Kirsten Flipkens defeating the Belgian 7-5 7-5, crowd favourite Alize Cornet of France defeated main draw debutant Greet Minnen from Belgium 6-1 6-4, Anna Schmiedlova from Slovakia defeated Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania, and Swiss Belinda Bencic overcame a fearless Dayana Yastremska from the Ukraine 7-6(2) 6-3.

Semi-final matches get underway on Friday with Belinda Bencic taking on Anna Karolina Schmiedlova before Alize Cornet takes on Sofia Kenin to decide the 2019 final. The doubles semi-finals will also be played tomorrow.

Quote of the day:

Alize Cornet post match looking ahead to her upcoming semifinal against Sofia Kenin: “She is young, talented and full of energy. But I’m full of energy too and I’m happy to be here. I don’t want this stay to end, so I will try my best.”


Main draw quarterfinals

[6] A. Cornet (FRA) d [Q] G. Minnen (BEL) 61 64
S. Kenin (USA) d [7] K. Flipkens (BEL) 75 75
A. Schmiedlova (SVK) d I. Begu (ROU) 75 75
B. Bencic (SUI) d D. Yastremska (UKR) 76(2) 63

Doubles quarterfinals

[1] H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE) d D. Jakupovic (SLO) / S. Santamaria (USA) walkover