.@AndreaPetkovic wins @WTATOCSofia w/ 16 64 63 victory over Pennetta, 3rd title of 2014-> http://t.co/xYL2Osri1f #WTA pic.twitter.com/wvXq4c80oA
— WTA (@WTA) November 2, 2014
Andrea Petkovic won her third title of 2014 today--the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petkovic defeated Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, as the Italian faded in the final set from what appeared to be fatigue. Petkovic, whose season has turned into a successful comeback journey, is now number 14 in the world, and Pennetta (who knows more about "comeback" than anyone) is number 13.
Meanwhile, Magda Linette won the 125K Series tournament in Ningbo. Linette defeated Wang Qiang 3-6 7-5, 6-1 in the final. Top seeds Arina Rodionova and Olga Savchuk won the doubles title.
Caroline Wozniacki, after completing the #nycmarathon in 3h 26m (AP Photo): pic.twitter.com/spat4v58yM
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All eyes were on the New York City Marathon, however, as world number 8 Caroline Wozniacki ran the race in a very impressive 3:26:33. When she reached the finish line, her friend Serena Williams was there to put the medal on her. Wozniacki had never run a course longer than 13 miles, and she spent her weekend going to a Halloween party and attending a Rangers game.
That doesn't sound like the expected before-race training, perhaps, but the thing to remember about Wozniacki is that she has almost super-human endurance. She has said before that she can stay on the court "for hours"--she never seems to tire.
Both Petkovic and Wozniacki have had very good seasons, rebounding from misfortune and returning to excellent form.