facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Upset win has Kanepi in Estoril final

May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ESTORIL, Portugal, May 4 (UPI) -- Kaia Kanepi ousted top-seeded Roberta Vinci and will play Carla Suarez Navarro in the title match of the Estoril Open tennis tournament in Portugal.

Kanepi, seeded sixth, got by Vinci 6-2, 7-5, by recording four breaks in the final set Friday to beat Vinci for the first time in her career.

Kanepi was in control in the first set but lost her serve three times in the second and needed a late break to claim the win. There were a total of seven breaks in the 12-game set.

Suarez Navarro advanced to Saturday's final with a 6-4, 6-0 decision over Karin Knapp. She swept through the second set, losing just six points in three service games and finishing off three of her five break opportunities in the set.

Kanepi will be seeking her third WTA championship. She claimed the season-opening tournament in Brisbane, Australia, this year. Suarez Navarro is 0-2 in tournament finals, losing at Marbella, Spain, in both 2009 and 2010.

Kanepi and Suarez Navarro have split their two career meetings.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
Soler continues hot start as Cubs beat Cards
3
Tony Stewart on Kevin Ward's death: It 'will definitely affect my life forever'
4
Athletics drop protest
5
Lamb's grand slam lifts Arizona past Colorado
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback