Petkovic wins Tournament of Champions final

 

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14/11/02  SOFIA - Fourth-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany rallied to defeat third-seeded Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the season-ending Tournament of Champions, clinching her third WTA title of the year. Pennetta started aggressively with the Italian breaking Petkovic s serve three times to win the opening set in just 35 minutes.

Petkovic staged a comeback in the second set thanks to her booming serve. The German earned the only break in the first game and held on to close the set.

Petkovic s better physical condition was decisive in the third set. She broke Pennetta s serve at 3-3 and cruised from there.