Impressive victory for the reigning champion, and now big favorite for the final victory, Mona Barthel in Sweden. The twenty-five German beat the Swedish Peterson 6-1 7-6 (3) and reached the semifinals of a WTA tournament for the first time in this 2015.
Now Barthel is expected to play against Lara Arruabarrena, who is having a really great tournament. Engaged in quarters with Cepelova, Arrubarrena took the lead 6-3 5-2, before taking advantage of the withdrawal of the Slovak.
Also a good performance for Johanna Larsson, who goes hunting her third final at the Swedish Open, after those lost in 2011 against Polona Hercog and in 2013 against Serena Williams: the Swedish won 6-2 6-3 against Barbora Strycova, seeded No.
3. Larsson will face in the semifinals Kazakh Putintseva, number 74 in the World, who won with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 against Koukalová, who took advantage, in the second round, of the withdrawal of Serena Williams.
WTA BASTAD SEMI-FINALS Barthel M. (Ger) VS Arruabarrena-V. L. (Esp)
Putintseva Y. (Kaz) VS Larsson J. (Swe)