The semi final line up has been determined in the Sony Swedish Open tournament in Bastad. The last Swedish player remaining is Johanna Larsson, who hardly raised a sweat in her few minutes on court against sixth seed Klara Zakopavova, who had to retire at 0-2 in the first set with a viral illness. The seventh seed is the only seeded player left in the draw – the up and coming German, Mona Barthel, who dispatched the second Swedish player in the quarter finals, Sofia Arvidsson, 6-3 6-4.
Saturday afternoon’s semis will see the French player, Mathilde Johansson, who defeated the out of form Shahar Peer of Israel 6-2 3-6 6-2, against Larsson; while Barthel takes on Polona Hercog of Slovenia, who put out Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 3-6 7-5 6-4. These two matches will be followed by a doubles semi final featuring the Swedish pairing of Arvidsson and Larsson against Eva Hrdinova of the Czech Republic and Mervana Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia Herzegovina.