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Scheepers reaches Swedish Open final

BASTAD, Sweden – 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.

South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers will face Mona Barthel in the final of the Swedish Open. Credit: Gallo Images

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. – Sapa-AP

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