Parmentier Breaks 11-Year Title Drought at WTA Istanbul
by Staff | April 29th, 2018, 8:19 pm
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Unseeded Pauline Parmentier of France won her third WTA career singles title, and first in almost 11 years on Sunday, defeating unseeded Polona Hercog 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup trophy in Turkey.


The two hadn’t faced each other since their lone meeting in 2011, won by Hercog in Bogota.

The No. 122-ranked Parmentier’s other two titles came in Tashkent in 2007 and Bad Gastein in 2008. She is now 3-0 in career finals.

In the uneven final Parmentier had 27 unforced errors to 34 for Hercog. Parmentier broke Hercog seven times in the final, and Hercog broke six times.

The 27-year-old Hercog fell to 2-3 in career finals and was looking to win a title for the first time since 2012.


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2 Comments for Parmentier Breaks 11-Year Title Drought at WTA Istanbul

jalep Says:

Must feel amazing for Parmentier – winning a title after 11 year drought. Congrats Pauline!


skeezer Says:

122nd ranked player wins WTA title. Not an easy thing to do. Congrats.
For the men, losing to 100 + ranked players is common, especially if your a Clay court wonder.

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