Hobart - Belgian qualifier Elise Mertens will play in her
first WTA Tour final after a commanding 6-4, 6-0 win over Croatian Jana Fett at
the Hobart International on Friday.
The 21-year-old world No 27 needed only 70 minutes to
advance in a dominant display against the No 340-ranked Fett.
Mertens will face Romanian third seed Monica Niculescu in
The world No 40 advanced after a viral illness forced
Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko to withdraw before their scheduled semi-final match.