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."