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Kirsten Flipkens is with Swedish Larsson in the final of dubbeltoernooi in Hobart

Kirsten Flipkens has, at the side of the Swedish Johanna Larsson qualified for the final of the doubles at the WTA-tournament in the Australian Hobart (hard/ $ 250,000).

The duo won Friday with 7-5 and 6-4 of the Russian Anastasia Potapova and the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska. The party lasted 1 hour and 27 minutes.

Saturday is waiting in the final with the Taiwanese sisters Hao-Ching and Latisha Chan the first seed. Flipkens and Larsson are the fourth seed.

The 33-year-old Flipkens is aiming for a fifth title in the double, the third with Larsson (after Seoul 2016 and Linz 2018). Last week ended the duo in the semi-finals in Auckland. Three times already lost Flipkens and Larsson a final (Nürenberg 2017 and 2018, Budapest, 2018).

In the enkeltoernooi was Flipkens, number 49, of the world, in the quarter-finals was turned off by the American, Sofia Kenin (WTA 56).

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