SZAVAY WINS FIRST WTA TITLE AT PALERMO

Posted on July 23, 2007

Hungary's Agnes Szavay won her first career title Sunday at the Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo, rolling over Germany's Martina Muller 6-0, 6-1.


"Today I tried to attack a lot but be patient at the right times and it worked well," Szavay said. "Now I'm feeling very good, as you can imagine."

The 18 year old No. 8 seed had never previously reached a tour final before upsetting the No. 2 seed.

Muller falls to 1-1 lifetime in finals.

"It was certainly my best tournament of the year," Muller said. "I played well in Berlin as well but here I won the most rounds. My goal this year was to reach another final and it was a great feeling to play another one. Hopefully, I'll have another chance to win a title soon."

In the doubles final the Ukraine/Belarus duo of Koryttseva/Kustava defeated Italian wildcards Canepa/Knapp 6-4, 6-1.