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Lucie Safarova beat No. 6 seed Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the finals of the Bell Challenge, claiming her first WTA Tour title in five years.
The third-seeded Czech, who is ranked 36th in the world and hadn't won a championship since Forest Hills in 2008, earned the fifth WTA title of her career.
''It was just about a few points today," Safarova said, "but I was more consistent with my game and more aggressive, and I think that's why I won.''
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Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic rallied to beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the Bell Challenge on Saturday.
Safarova, the No. 3 seed, will face sixth-seeded Marina Erakovic in Sunday's final after the New Zealander beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Erakovic won eight straight games at one point. She...
(September 15, 2013) Lucie Safarova won her fifth WTA title on Sunday by defeating sixth seed Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-3 for the Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec City. This is the Czech’s first tournament win since 2008 when she won at Forest Hills. “It was just about a few points today, but I was more […]
BELL CHALLENGE Québec City, Canada September 9-15, 2013 $235,000/International Hard/Indoors Results – Saturday, September 14, 2013 Singles – Semifinals (3/WC) Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. (5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 36 63 62 (6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Christina McHale (USA) 64 63 Doubles – Semifinals (1) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. Falconi/Tatishvili (USA/GEO) 36 64 107 (Match TB) […]