Mona Barthel to face Misaki Doi in Luxembourg Open final
LUXEMBOURG (AP) Misaki Doi will take on Mona Barthel in her first WTA tour final after Alison Van Uytvanck was forced to retire when trailing 6–4 against the Japanese player in their semifinal at the Luxembourg Open on Saturday.
Van Uytvanck, a quarterfinalist at the French Open, cited a viral illness. The Belgian had defeated Ana Ivanovic and Barbora Strycova en route to the semifinals.
Barthel converted four of five break points to breeze past wild-card entry Stefanie Voegele 6–2, 6–3 in the other semifinal. She will be bidding for a fourth career title in Sunday's final.
Doi upset former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in the quarterfinals.