Tsvetana Pironkova sets up Sydney International final against Angelique Kerber

Tsvetana Pironkova stunned second seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-final. Fifth seed Angelique Kerber defeated Madison Keys 6-4, 6-2.

updated: January 09, 2014 17:39 IST
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Sydney: Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova reached her first WTA final with a semi-final win over second seed Petra Kvitova at the Sydney International on Thursday. The world number 107 defeated her second top-ten 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.

"I have been here a few times before. I've been playing qualifying here and I actually never imagined getting to the final here."

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