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.”