The finals of the WTA Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions saw the unbeaten leaders of both groups take to the court on Sunday evening in Sofia – Caroline Wozniacki, seeded 1 and Nadia Petrova, seeded 2 – a tournament director’s dream final. However, the match turned out to be one sided as the Russian player stormed to a 6-2 6-1 victory.
Petrova got the measure of the Wozniaki game early on and ran up a 5-1 lead, but it took her a half hour, showing how hard fought each point was. The tenacious Dane held her serve to get another game on the scoreboard at 2-5, but Petrova served out the set at 6-2 in 50 minutes. Wozniacki opened the second set but the Russian immediately broke and ran up a 4-0 lead before Wozniack got on the scoreboard. That was her last shout of the season, as Petrova reeled off the last two games to take the set 6-1 and the match in less than one and a half hours.
It was good to see Petrova once more bringing her A game to her most recent tournaments (such as winning the Toray Pan Pacific in Japan in September), thus doing very well and climbing the rankings ladder once again. She is a worthy champion of this tournament and it is hoped to see more great play from this 30 year old veteran in the 2013 season.