Posted January 11, 2013 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Alicia Molik of Australia reacts after a shot in her first round mixed doubles match with Matthew Ebden of Australia against Elena Vesnina of Russia and Andy Ram of Israel during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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 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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