Istanbul: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will play Victoria Azarenka in the WTA Championships final on Sunday with the No. 2 ranking on the line along with a $1.5 million paycheque.
Kvitova, a Czech lefthander with booming serves, rallied to defeat U.S. Open winner Samantha Stosur 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals on Saturday, while fourth-ranked Azarenka defeated Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-3.
Kvitova beat Azarenka in the semifinals en route to winning her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this year. She's counting on a psychological edge after defeating Azarenka in both the matches they played this season.