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.”
RESULTS – THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019
Main draw quarterfinals
 A. Cornet (FRA) d [Q] G. Minnen (BEL) 61 64
S. Kenin (USA) d  K. Flipkens (BEL) 75 75
A. Schmiedlova (SVK) d I. Begu (ROU) 75 75
B. Bencic (SUI) d D. Yastremska (UKR) 76(2) 63
 H. Chan (TPE) / L. Chan (TPE) d D. Jakupovic (SLO) / S. Santamaria (USA) walkover