Sofia Gallery: Petrova Serves Up Sofia Storm
Nadia Petrova emerged from a tough final four at the Qatar Airways Tournament Of Champions Sofia.
Published November 05, 2012 12:00
The semis of the Qatar Airways Tournament Of Champions Sofia featured Tsvetana Pironkova, the No.8 seed.
Also making it out of the round robin and into the final four was the tournament's No.4 seed, Roberta Vinci.
But the Top 2 seeds were too tough, with No.1 seed Caroline Wozniacki cruising past Tsvetana Pironkova, 64 61.
And No.2 seed Nadia Petrova won a nail-biter with Roberta Vinci, finishing the 67(8) 61 64 win off with an ace.
Still, Tsvetana Pironkova was one of the biggest stars all week, the home crowd cheering her on at every step.
Nadia Petrova was serving up a storm going into the final - she held all 15 service games against Roberta Vinci.
And that serving pattern held up against Caroline Wozniacki in the final, as she held all seven service games.
Nadia Petrova beat Caroline Wozniacki, 62 61, and won her third WTA title of the year - the 13th of her career.
Caroline Wozniacki didn't leave empty-handed - her results this week propelled her back into the world's Top 10.
Nadia Petrova rose to No.12 this week, and she knows what it takes to be Top 10 - she is a former World No.3.