Zvonareva to face Wozniacki in the final
25 Feb 2011
Russia’s Vera Zvonareva earned a hard fought three- set victory 6-1 2-6 6-4 over former world number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the semi-finals of Qatar ladies Open to set up a final clash against the current World number one Caroline Wozniacki.

The second seed needed only 30 minutes to win the first set against her Serbian opponent with a powerful display of strong serves.

However, Jankovic replied in the best possible way winning the second set 6-4 and breaking her Russian opponent’s serve on three occasions.

In the third and final set, Jankovic was on the verge of taking a vital lead when she was 40-0 up in the ninth set and the score tied at 4-4.

But, the Russian star rallied back and won five straight points to take a 5-4 lead before breaking Jankovic’s serve in the final game to win the match.