HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Mona Barthel of Germany plays a forehand in her quarter final match against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria during day seven of the Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre on January 10, 2013 in Hobart, Australia. (credit: Mark Metcalfe/AFP/Getty Images)
Mona Barthel will be up against Kirsten Flipkens on Friday in the semi-finals of the Moorilla Hobart International.You can watch and bet on Barthel v Flipkens live for free at bet365 > live streaming > tennis.
Mona Barthel started the 2012 season superbly and looks set to enjoy another positive start this year too. The young German is currently in the semi-finals of the Moorilla Hobart International, having comfortably beaten Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.
Barthel will meet Kirsten Flipkens in the final four. The Belgian finished the 2012 season strongly and seems keen to continue her ascendency of the rankings. After losing the first set of her quarter-final tie against Monica Niculescu she managed to produce a great comeback, winning the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.
These players last met last season in a thrilling match in Quebec City. Flipkens held her nerve in that tie, clinching a 7-6(6), 7-6(3) victory over Barthel. If that match is anything to go by then we should be in for a cracker on Friday.