Hercog set to defend title in Swedish Open final

Defending champion Polona Hercog has advanced to the final of the Swedish Open, where she will face Mathilde Johansson of France.

The 21-year old Slovenian on Saturday eased through her semifinal on the Bastad Tennis Stadium the clay court, beating Mona Barthel of Germany 6-1, 6-3.

Johansson ousted Johanna Larsson of Sweden also in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-4. The Swede ended the match by serving up a double-fault.

The final will be played Sunday.