BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final Saturday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup.
Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to extend her surprising run at the tournament while Gasparyan beat No. 2 Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
The 154th-ranked Tig had never been past the second round of a WTA tournament before this week. Gasparyan had not won a WTA match this year before coming to Baku but had not dropped a set here before the semifinals.