Sunday, October 30, 2011

Huber and Raymond win WTA Championships

The number 1 seeds, Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik, ended their WTA Championships run today exactly as they ended it last year--as the runners-up. Depite getting off to a good start, Peschke and Srebotnik were defeated 6-4, 6-4 by 2nd seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.

Srebotnik, in particular, had trouble focusing and matching the aggression of the opponents. In the middle of the second set, however, Peschke and Srebotnik staged a strong comeback, but were broken for the fourth time when they served at 4-all. In the next game, they saved two championship points, but Huber and Raymond were successful on the third.

Peschke was also the runner-up, with Rennae Stubbs, in 2008. Srebotnik and Ai Sugiyama were the runners-up in 2007.

Liezel Huber ends the season as the number 1 doubles player in the world.

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