Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/17/14

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 02: Jill Craybas of the United States returns a shot against Elena Vesnina of Russia during day three of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2009 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
(January 10, 2013) American Sloane Stephens won a hard-fought battle past her countrywoman qualifier Lauren Davis to win 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 to move into the semifinals of the Hobart International.   Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova fell to Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-2. Vesnina will face Stephens next.   Defending champion Mona Barthel if going for back-to-back Hobart titles won 6-3 6-3 win over Tsvetana Pironkova   MOORILLA HOBART INTERNATIONAL Hobart, Australia January 6-12, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Outdoors Results – Thursday, January 10, 2013 Singles – Quarterfinals (8) Sloane Stephens (USA) d. (Q) Lauren Davis (USA) 63 46 75 (9) Mona Barthel (GER) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 63 63 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) d. Monica Niculescu (ROU) 26 64 60 Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. (WC) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 63 62 Doubles – Quarterfinals Muguruza/Torró-Flor (ESP/ESP) d. (2) Gajdosova/Zakopalova w/o (Zakopalova: right ankle injury)
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