Quebec City, QC – Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Czech Lucie Hradecka both earned straight-set victories Saturday to reach the finals at the Bell Challenge tennis event.
Flipkens, who took out top seed Dominika Cibulkova in the opening round, added third-seeded Mona Barthel to her list of the vanquished with a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3) victory over the German.
Barthel ousted defending champion Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the quarterfinals, but had no luck against Flipkens in the two tiebreaks.
Hradecka, seeded eighth, moved on with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Kristina Mladenovic of France on the indoor carpet at PEPS Laval University.
Sunday's winner of this $220,000 tournament will collect $37,000.