Wickmayer moves into Hobart final vs Barthel

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HOBART, Australia (AP) -- 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.