Begu Defends Home Turf at WTA Bucharest, Also Claims Doubles
by Staff | July 23rd, 2017, 10:55 pm
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Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu won her first title of the year in her home country, recording a 6-3, 7-5 win over Julia Goerges in the final of the BRD Bucharest Open on Sunday.
It was her fourth career title and first on clay, and she also won the doubles title.

“I never thought that I could win two trophies in one week, especially in Romania, in Bucharest, my hometown,” Begu said. “It’s unbelievable. I am a little bit tired after so many hours spent on court. It’s tough. It was really hot this week here so, yes, I am tired, but happy in the same time. It was an amazing week for me.”

Begu is 4-3 in career finals while Goerges fell to 2-6 and 0-2 in 2017 finals. She was attempting to raise a trophy for the first time since 2011 Stuttgart.

“Irina played a very solid match and she didn’t give me much time to create my shots,” Goerges said. “She took control over the first set, but I always thought I had a chance to come back. I was a break up in the second set, but she was pushing me a lot and I have to give credit to her.”

In the doubles final Begu and Romanian countrywoman Raluca Olaru beat Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs 6-3, 6-3.

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