Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rybarikova defends Citi Open title

Magdalena Rybarikova did today what isn't done too often--she defended her title. She defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 7-6 to win the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Rybarikova had to serve for the match twice, but the always under-the-radar Slovakian shot-maker held her nerve and picked up another trophy.

This is Rybarikova's fourth WTA singles title. She had an outstanding week, taking out top seed Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals, and 3rd seed Ekaterina Makarova in the semifinals.

Shuko Aoyama and Vera Dushvina, the top seeds, won the doubles title. They defeated Eugenie Bouchard and Taylor Townsend 6-3, 6-3 in the final.


Anonymous said...

Rybarikova used to hit her backhand with one foot in the air. That is never solid. She relied on her terrific slice and when hitting over the backhand, kept both feet on the ground. Magda is an exciting player to watch. Time and again she hit truly marvelous touch volleys and half-volleys. Petkovic put up a good fight and looks to be on the rise, following her knee injuries. Both are a delight to watch. Rybarikova has been playing as well as anyone for a good six weeks, under the radar.

Diane said...

I remember that foot in the air!

She is such a good volleyer; I like to watch her. Glad she has another title.