Number 1 seed Silvia Farina Elia has survived two extremely close matches to advance to the final of the 1st tournament of the new season on the IWTT circuit. In the Quarter finals Farina Elia took out a fiesty Karolina Sprem in the three sets all going to tiebreakers 7-6(10),6-7(11),7-6(14) where she saved 8 match points and finaly scored the victory on her 9th match point. In the semis it was a little easier for the Italian, where she won 7-6(13),7-6(12) over Shaui Peng and now faces Venus Williams in the final.
Farina Elia said after the reaching the final 'These girls are getting better and better! Since Jennifer has left the tour, I am top dog now and hopefully should get my 1st grand slam after making so many finals against Jen. I am a little tired after playing Karolina and Shaui but hopefully I can win against Venus tomorrow and become world number 1'
Venus Williams waves to fans after defeating Paula Suarez in three tight sets. Venus has reached the Adelaide final this week and will play # 1 Silvia Farina-Elia. Venus hopes she will win and crush the Italian 6-2,6-3. Go V.Williams.