Watson reaches Hobart final

Hobart, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) – Brit Heather Watson reached the final
of the Hobart International tennis event with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over eighth-
seeded American Alison Riske in the semifinals on Friday.

The match was interrupted by rain on multiple occasions, the last with Watson
serving on match point at 5-4. Once play resumed, Watson double-faulted and
Riske eventually broke to level the second set .

Watson finished the job in her next service game after earning a break.

The 22-year-old Watson reached her second WTA final after capturing
the Osaka title in 2012. She will play American qualifier Madison Brengle.

Brengle fought past Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.