One of the WTA's biggest names, Agnieszka Radwanska, was a big favorite from the start of the week.
She certainly looked the part through her first three rounds, winning them all in straight sets.
In her fourth match - the semifinals - she was still on cruise control, winning the first set at love.
But Alizé Cornet, her semifinal opponent, just wouldn't give in. She won the second set, 6-2.
Radwanska stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the third set but Cornet still wasn't done - she came back...
The No.1-seeded Radwanska was left looking on as the No.4-seeded Cornet pulled off a 06 62 64 stunner.
Meanwhile, a new face was gathering steam on the other half of the draw - an unseeded Camila Giorgi.
Giorgi took out the No.2 and No.3 seeds in Katowice - first Roberta Vinci, then Carla Suárez Navarro.
Giorgi had never even been to a WTA quarterfinal, but in Katowice she made it into her first WTA final.
The spunky Italian won over a whole new set of fans en route to that maiden WTA final as well.
Finals Day saw Klara Koukalova and Monica Niculescu go after their third WTA doubles title of 2014.
They were just edged at the finish line though, by Ukrainian duo Yuliya Beygelzimer and Olga Savchuk.
The singles final went well beyond the three hour mark and it was marathon woman Cornet who won.
Cornet saved a match point down 5-4 in the third set to edge first-time finalist Giorgi, 76(3) 57 75.
Cornet won her fourth WTA title, and first on hardcourts - her first three came on clay courts.