Mona Barthel will play the defending champion Polona Hercog in one of the semi-finals on Saturday. (credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
The WTA Bastad Saturday Order of Play sees Johanna Larsson in semi-final action maintaining Swedish hopes.
Only one seeded player has survived and made it to the last-four stage at the Swedish Open, seventh seeded German Mona Barthel. She will play the defending champion Polona Hercog in one of the semi-finals on Saturday.
Barthel did not break too much sweat in defeating Sofia Arvidsson in her quarter-final while Hercog required a three-setter against Tsvetana Pironkova. Hercog won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
The Barthel-Hercog semi-final will be preceded by the Johansson-Larsson encounter. Neither of the players spent too much time on the court in their quarter-final matches.
Johansson crushed fifth seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-0 in her last-eight match while Larsson entered the semi-final when her opponent Klára Zakopalová retired after just two games in the match.
Here is the schedule and order of play for Saturday at WTA Swedish Open 2012:
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Mathilde Johansson vs. Johanna Larsson
2. Mona Barthel vs. Polona Hercog
3. Arvidsson/Larsson vs. Hrdinova/Jugic-Salkic (after suitable rest)