Schmiedlova won 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 over Belinda Bencic in the semifinals of Hobart on Friday.
The No. 77 ranked Schmiedlova is having a great week, as she is unexpectedly into a final to start 2019. It has been a rather easy draw for the 24-year-old Slovakian, as she has only faced one seeded player en route to the final. She will be the slight underdog in the final against young American Sofia Kenin.