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Vesnina reaches final in Hobart

Updated: January 11, 2013, 3:26 AM ET
Associated Press

HOBART, Australia -- Unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina defeated American teenager Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-2 on Friday to reach the final of the Hobart International.

Vesnina needed 69 minutes to beat the 19-year-old Stephens to reach her seventh WTA Tour final.

The 26-year-old Vesnina will meet the winner of Friday's late semifinal between defending champion Mona Barthel of Germany and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

Vesnina controlled her semifinal from the outset, breaking Stephens ...

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