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Tennis: Pironkova upsets Kvitova to play Kerber in Sydney final

Published on Jan 9, 2014 4:15 PM
 
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a return during her semi-final singles match against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria at the APIA Sydney International tennis tournament, on Jan 9, 2014. Pironkova reached her first WTA final with a semi-final win over second seed Petra Kvitova at tennis' Sydney International event on Thursday, Jan 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova reached her first WTA final with a semi-final win over second seed Petra Kvitova at tennis' Sydney International event on Thursday.

The world No.107 defeated her second top-10 ranked opponent of the week in a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

Pironkova, 26, will play fifth seed Angelique Kerber in Friday's final after the German left-hander mastered American Madison Keys 6-4, 6-2.

"It's definitely a milestone. This is something I've been dreaming about for a long time now and something that I've been missing, to go to the final or even have a title," Pironkova said.

 
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