Elena Vesnina produced some vintage tennis to defeat Sloane Stephens in Hobart & reach her 7th WTA singles final. Elena on Sloane: "We played a close game. I played well on the break points and that was why the score went my way," Vesnina said. "She's young & upcoming & also a very dangerous player. "I'm really happy to win in two sets & I'm pleased with my game today." ...WTA fails to feature Sam Stosur's early loss on home soil.