Shock success for Petkovic


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42

The world number 98 came into the tournament having won only three main draw matches in her career but she continued her dream run with a 6-2 6-3 win over Ioana Raluca Olaru in the final.

Petkovic won the first five games of the match and did not look back, wrapping up victory in 89 minutes.

The 21-year-old said: “I’m very happy. It’s the best moment of my career. I hope I can keep playing like this and build on it.”

Olaru, who was also unseeded, beat world number 28 Alize Cornet in the semi-finals, and she added after her defeat: “I beat two top-30 players this week, the best wins of my career.

“I’m sorry about today – I wish I could have done more, but there’s always next tournament.”


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