Tennis - Pironkova stuns Kerber in Sydney for first title

Bulgarian qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova's fairytale run at the Sydney International ended with her first WTA title when she stunned world number nine Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 in the final on Friday.

Sam Stosur's bid to make the finals of the Hobart International ended as she lost 6-3 6-2 to Klara Zakopalova.

Stosur received a lesson in taking opportunities from Zakopalova, who converted all five of her break points but saved eight of the 10 the Australian created.

Even worse news for Stosur is that on Friday she was drawn to play the 31-year-old Czech again in the opening round at Melbourne Park.

Zakopalova will face Garbine Muguruza Blanco in the final after the Spaniard thrashed compatriot Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-0 6-1 in the second semi-final.

Women's world number nine Angelique Kerber later takes on qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in the Sydney final.