Romanian Qualifier Stuns Top Seed Pavlyuchenkova To Reach WTA Baku Final



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Romanian Qualifier Stuns Top Seed Pavlyuchenkova To Reach WTA Baku Final

Tennis - Romania's Patricia Maria Tig is through to the first WTA singles final of her career - with a win over the top seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semi-finals of the WTA Baku Cup. The 21-year-old came through the qualifying draw and is now through to the title match after a 6-3, 6-2 win over the World No.

42, who has been ranked inside the Top 40 earlier. Even more impressive was the fact that this is only the second time that the Romanian youngster has played a WTA Tour main draw event. She will meet fellow-first time finalist Margarita Gasparyan, who scored a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over the No.

2 seed Karin Knapp. Gasparyan is playing in her sixth WTA Tour main draw event but had not won a single match in her five previous appearances. Tig will be hoping to become the lowest-ranked player to win a WTA Tour singles title if she wins on Sunday.