Not since 2006, when Marion Bartoli won in Quebec City, had a player pulled off a 6-0, 6-o win in the final of a tournament, but top seed Agnieszka Radwanska just did it in Sydney. Radwanska did not allow Dominika Cibulkova to take one game, and the match ended in just over an hour.
Cibulkova commented on the match: "Actually I felt I could win every game I lost until 6-0, 1-0. But when I lost that 1-0 game again in the second set, I just completely broke down and stopped thinking about what I had to do out there. I was just thinking, 'Oh my God, what is happening?'"
The unseeded Cibulkova took out three top ten players--Petra Kvitova, Sara Errani and Angelique Kerber--in Sydney. For her spectacular run to end the way it did is puzzling, but these things happen from time to time.
Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were defeated 6-3, 6-4 in the final by Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik.
The last two standing in Hobart are defending champion Mona Barthel and Elena Vesnina. They defeated Kirsten Flipkens and Sloane Stephens, respectively. When Vesnina is "on," she has a serve that's very hard to return. Nice to know she's been "on" so far this season.