Monday February 4, 2013
Errani to face Barthel in Paris Open final
PARIS: Top seeded Italian Sara Errani will play Germany’s Mona Barthel in the final of the Paris Open after they both clinched easy semi-final victories on Saturday.
Errani was hardly tested as lucky loser Kiki Bertens of Holland retired injured in the first set with a back problem when the 2012 French Open finalist was leading 5-0 and in full command.
Barthel, meanwhile, sailed through the first set 6-1 against Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic before overcoming sterner resistence to close out the match 6-4 and reach the championship match.— AFP