Paszek Beats Mattek-Sands for WTA Quebec City Title
Austrian teen Tamira Paszek outlasted American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-6(6), 2-6, 7-5 on Sunday to claim the WTA Quebec City title, her second career WTA crown.
Paszek was forced to qualify into the main draw, and in the final saved two set points and came back from a 1-3 deficit in the third set.
“It’s overwhelming,” Paszek said. “I’m extremely happy. Anytime you win a tournament for the first time it’s very special. This is something I’ll remember the rest of my life.”
Paszek improved to 2-1 in career finals, winning in Portoroz as a 15-year-old in 2006.
Mattek-Sands reached her first career final in Quebec City in 2008.
“This is my best tournament,” Mattek-Sands said. “When I made the final here again I really wanted to get my picture up on the champion’s wall. Tamira is a tough player. She was injured for a little bit but obviously playing qualifying here and making it all the way to the final, she has been playing really well.”
Groth Tops Kudryavtseva for WTA Guangzhou Crown
Aussie Jarmila Groth won the Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women’s Open on Sunday, beating first-time WTA finalist Alla Kudryavtseva 6-1, 6-4.
Groth lost just 10 games in her four matches.
“I played pretty well in most of my matches this week,” Groth said. “I was very consistent and served well, which helped me put a lot of pressure on my opponent to hold serve. I didn’t give a lot of chances to my opponents and was able to take mine to close them out.”
Edina Gallovits and Sania Mirza won the doubles title, beating the Chinese duo of Han Xinyun and Liu Wanting 7-5, 6-3.
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