Clijsters Queen In Doha
Had she stayed more focused, the top seed would have won her first major. But it was Kim Clijsters though that claimed her third WTA Championship trophy as the 20-year-old Dane still dreams to a grand one. The Belgian won the 2010 Dona final, defeating world number one Caroline Wozniacki in three sets and two hours and 19 minutes. Clijsters started very well to collect the first set 6-3, but to concede the second after a terrific comeback from the Dane. Wozniacki surpassed third seed Clijsters 7-5 in the second as the hopes were rising. The last set started with two breaks as the Belgian would claim another one in the fifth game. It was also the moment when a clear victory has been shaping for the 27-year-old.
It was 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 final result and Clijsters won her second major trophy of the year, after she claimed the US Open, as well. Meanwhile, critics that regard the young Dane multiply. It’s not for the first time Wozniacki loses in front of a top-ranked player, thing which does not credit her value according to the many. The more she really has had plenty of chances to raise a major trophy over her head, opportunities she would never have taken advantage of. As for the Belgian, Clijsters became the fifth woman to win the Championships three times or more. Only Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Chris Evert won at least three times the event. The Belgian was also the only one who came in Doha that had already claimed a WTA Championship, while Wozniacki came with the most victories of the season. Much more experienced Belgian didn’t get nervous throughout the competition and looked very decided to go for it. Thus, she proved once again she still is a real danger simply for anyone.
However, the Dane will end the year for the first time top spot. On contrast, Vera Zvonareva, also present in Doha, will finished second, while Clijsters remains third. It was an unfair year somehow. Despite she has never claimed a grand slam, Wozniacki secured her first place here in Qatar capital. Furthermore, Zvonareva won only one title this season, in Pattaya City, but succeeded in keeping the second position in the WTA Rankings. Finally, the Belgian triumphed five times, including two majors, but will come up third at the end of the year. Surely the many may not know now whom to consider the best of the season.
Dulko/Pennetta pair finish year top-spot
Meanwhile, Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta reached the final in Doha. The two will play Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik, these playing their ninth final of the year. But matter which the final result will be between the two couples, Dulko/Pennetta have already secured their top spot at the end of the year and are very close now to claim their seventh victory of the season. “It’s incredible. We never thought we could achieve this when we started playing together. We’ve had a great year, winning tournaments and so many matches in order to become the best doubles team in the world. Being the No.1 team is especially great since it is something we can share together,” the top seed pair, who has also gathered four titles before, said.11