Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova beat German fifth
seed Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 to secure her long-awaited first title
after eight years in Sydney. The world number 107 is the first qualifier
in more than three and half years to
clinch a WTA premier level title. Kerber was Pironkova's third top-10
victim of the week, with the Bulgarian having also accounted for French
Open runner-up Sara Errani and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova
on her way to the title.