Vesnina reaches final in Hobart
Vesnina needed 69 minutes to beat the 19-year-old Stephens to reach her seventh WTA Tour final.
Vesnina controlled her semifinal from the outset, breaking Stephens in the opening game and racing to a 5-0 lead in less than 20 minutes. Stephens saved three set points in a brief rally, but couldn't stop Vesnina's dominance.
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