Tennis: Pironkova upsets Kvitova to play Kerber in Sydney final
Published on Jan 9, 2014 4:15 PM
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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