Russian Ekaterina Makarova won the Citi Open title in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, coming from behind to defeat German Julia Goerges 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-0.
It was the third consecutive match that Makarova came from a set down to win in D.C.
The No. 7-seeded Russian triumphed despite the No. 3-seeded Goerges serving for the match in the second set.
“Every time when I was coming back, I was really enjoying, and dreaming to win this tournament, and here it is. I’m so happy about that,” Makarova said. “I don’t have a coach this week with me, but I have some great supporters. The crowd was just amazing and I heard a lot of Russians today.”
It was Makarova’s first title since winning at Pattaya City three years ago.
The 29-year-old Makarova improved to 3-2 in career finals. Goerges, looking for a first title since 2011, fell to 2-6 in career finals and 0-2 this year.
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