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Sofia Kenin advances to Hobart International final

2019 Hobart International - Day 7

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11: Sofia Kenin of the USA plays a shot during her semifinal match against Alize Cornet of France during day seven of the 2019 Hobart International at Domain Tennis Centre on January 11, 2019 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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HOBART, Australia -- American Sofia Kenin advanced to the Hobart International final with a 6-2, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Alize Cornet on Friday.

Kenin will play Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who Belinda Bencic 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 in an earlier semifinal.

Kenin hasn’t dropped a set at Hobart this week and beat top-seeded Caroline Garcia in the opening round.

“I’ve beaten a lot of top players this past week, so I’m really happy with the win,” Kenin said.

Russian-born Kenin, into her first singles final after last week winning the Auckland doubles title with Eugenie Bouchard, was down 0-3 in the second set but leveled before breaking and serving out the match.