Parmentier Breaks 11-Year Title Drought at WTA Istanbul
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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