(Reuters) - Big-hitting American youngster Sofia Kenin reached her first WTA final when she stunned sixth seed Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 at the Hobart International on Friday.
In windy conditions, unseeded Kenin kept her composure to land 77 percent of her first-serves in play and broke her French opponent four times en route to a convincing victory.
"I tried to just calm myself down, not get over excited and play one point at a time," the 20-year-old Kenin said.
"I've beaten a lot of top players this past week, so I’m really happy with the way I'm playing."
The 24-year-old Schmiedlova fired 42 winners to move into her fifth career WTA final, where she will be seeking her fourth title.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)