Petra Kvitova sensationally sealed her place in the Qatar Total Open final coming back from a set down to defeat world number one Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6 7-5.
The first games of the opening set were closely contested between the two players. Wozniacki initially broke her opponent in the sixth game, before Kvitova promptly broke back a game later. The Danish world number one rallied impressively breaking immediately again and held her serve to take the first set 6-3 in just 30 minutes.
The momentum was with Wozniacki at the start of the second set, and a break of service in the first game underlined the Danish stars dominance of the match. Credit to Kvitova she upped her game and battled back from 2-0 down and a break in the sixth game gave the Czech star a foothold in the contest.
The players traded breaks of service in the final three games of the set which included two opportunities for Wozniacki to serve for the match. However, the two opponents could not be separated and a tiebreak was needed to settle the second set. Kvitova grew in confidence and a series of well-placed forehands gave the Czech player the decider taking the second set 7-6.
The final set was again closely contested, with players holding their serve. Wozniacki lost her composure after a conversation with the umpire over a line call and that proved to be her downfall as Kvitova broke in the ninth game. However, the Dane immediately broke back to level the third set at 5-5. A further break for service for the Czech star ensured that she won the third set 7-5 to take the contest.
Kvitova will now take on Garbiñe Muguruza in the final on Sunday evening. It is the first time that the 27-year-old has made the final of the Doha event.