Krajicek Wins 1st Title at WTA Tashkent

Posted on October 10, 2005

Michaella Krajicek beat local wildcard Akgul Amanmuradova in the all-rookie final Sunday at the WTA stop in Tashkent, posting a nerve-filled 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory for her first career title.

"I was really nervous in the third set," Krajicek said. "Both of us were nervous. At 3-2 in the final set, I told myself, 'Be calm, play normally.'"

Amanmuradova didn't see a game point on her own serve during the quick first set, while Krajicek let off the gas in the second set and double-faulted on her first match point in the third.

"It's the worst thing to lose in a final," Amanmuradova said. "I'd much rather lose in an earlier round. The way I played, I was not confident at all. When I hit the ball, I didn't know if it would go in or out."

In the Saturday doubles final, top seeds Maria Elena Camerin and Emilie Loit defeating unseeded Russians Galina Voskoboeva and Anastassia Rodionova for their first title of the year as a team.