Kanepi Makes History

PALERMO, Italy – Estonia’s first Grand Slam quarterfinalist, Estonia’s first Top 20 player and now Estonia’s first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour champion. Kaia Kanepi continued to make history for her country in Palermo this week, capturing her first career title with a 6-4 6-3 win over Flavia Pennetta.

Kanepi, the No.5 seed, had beaten Pennetta twice but never on clay; and after losing the first two games of the match and facing a point for a 3-0, double break deficit, things looked headed the same way. But Kanepi snapped into it at that point, catching up and never falling behind again to upset the No.1 seed

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