Kanepi Climbs 8 Spots in WTA Rankings07 May 2012
Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi climbed eight places in the WTA rankings to become 26th, after winning her third tournament in Estoril in the weekend.
Kanepi played against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the final game beating her rival 3:6, 7:6 (8:6), 6:4. The final game of the tournament lasted two hours and 37 minutes, sport.err.ee reported.
Kanepi has twice played against Navarro. In 2009, the Estonian lost to her in Wimbledon. Two years later, however, Kanepi beat Navarro in the Tallinn Fed Cup.
Kanepi won her first WTA tournament in singles in Palermo in 2010, followed by another title at Brisbane International this year.
Estonian Public Broadcasting