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Kaia Kanepi of Estonia beat Peng Shuai of China 6-2, 7-5 to win the Brussels Open on Saturday.
Kanepi won the fourth tournament in her WTA career by racing out to build a big lead before surviving some late jitters and clinching a big boost ahead of the French Open which starts on Sunday.
`'This win gives me confidence and I feel good going to Roland Garros,'' 27-year-old Kanepi said.
The sun finally broke out over the Heysel courts on Saturday after a week filled with frustration over the unusually cold and wet conditions.
`'It has been a really tough week because wind and weather and cold,'' she said. The long delays forced the players to finish both semis and final on the same day.
In Saturday morning's semifinals, eighth-seeded Peng defeated Romina Oprandi of Switzerland in a tough three-setter 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Kanepi moved into the final by edging Jamie Hampton of the United States, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
The players were given a few hours rest before th...
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Peng Shuai of China will face Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the final of the Brussels Open.
Eighth-seeded Peng defeated Romina Oprandi of Switzerland 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the semifinal on Saturday. Kanepi moved into the final by edging Jamie Hampton of the United States, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
The players were given a few hours rest before their final later Saturday.
Peng, ranked 34th, reached...
(May 25, 2013) Unseeded Kaia Kanepi claimed her first title of 2013 by defeating eighth seed Peng Shuai in the final of the Brussels Open on Saturday 6-2, 7-5. Both women had to play both semifinals and the final due to rain earlier in the week washing out play. The Estonian Kanepi also had [...]
Jamie Hampton of the United States came from behind for the third day in a row to reach the semifinals of the Brussels Open, beating second-seeded Roberta Vinci 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday.
After beating Belgians Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens in tense three-setters early in the week, the 68th-ranked Hampton again refused to crumble in in the cold and wet conditions against the...