Nadia Petrova beats top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki | Tennis
Nadia Petrova of Russia beat top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-1 to win the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, earning her third WTA title of the year.
Petrova overwhelms Wozniacki
Nadia Petrova of Russia stunned top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 6-1 to win the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, clinching her third WTA title of the year and 13th of her career.
The second-seeded Petrova broke Wozniacki twice in each set. Petrova, 30, earned $270,000 for the victory in the final event on the WTA calendar.
Ferrer defeats qualifier in final
David Ferrer of Spain won a Masters final on his fourth attempt.
Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz came up short on his first try, but not before leaving the impression he could earn another chance soon.
The fourth-seeded Ferrer beat the 21-year-old Janowicz 6-4, 6-3 in the Paris Masters final for the biggest victory of his career and ATP World Tour-leading seventh title of the year.
"I feel the pressure more than him, because I played three times in a Masters final," said Ferrer, 30. "He's a young player. It was the first final for him, without pressure."
Czech Republic keeps Fed Cup
The Czech Republic won its second consecutive Fed Cup, clinching the victory when Lucie Safarova routed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 in Prague to give her country a 3-1 advantage in the best-of-five series. Jankovic, slowed by a back injury, was in tears afterward.
• NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr met for long stretches Saturday in an undisclosed location and the sides plan to get back to the bargaining table soon.
Daly and Fehr hadn't met since Oct. 18, when both sides rejected offers. Sunday was the 50th day of the lockout.
• Heather Richardson of High Point, N.C., won the 1,500-meter final to complete a sweep of all five races at the three-day U.S. Long Track Speedskating Championships in Milwaukee.
Richardson also won both 500-meter races, the 1,000 meters and the 3,000.
• Trainers Mark Casse and John Sadler said Sunday they had 2-year-old horses bleed during Friday and Saturday Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.
This is the first year the anti-bleeding medication Lasix was banned from use in five BC juvenile races.
On Saturday, Dr. Rick Arthur, equine director of the California Horse Racing Board, issued a statement that no horses in the 2-year-old races had been found to have bled.
Arthur offered a clarification on Sunday and said, "We didn't scope every horse. We expect others to have blood in the trachea."
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