Sunday, February 23, 2014

Karumi Nara wins in Rio

Karumi Nara won her first WTA title today when she defeated top seed Klara Zakopalova 6-1, 4-6. 6-1 in the final of the Rio Open, a clay court event. It should be mentioned that Zakopalova experienced respiratory problems throughout the match. Unfortunately, today's loss gives her a 2-12 record in tour finals.

The doubles title was won by Irina-Camelia Begu and Maria Irigoyen. They defeated Johanna Larsson and Chenelle Scheepers 6-2, 6-0.


Eric said...

2-12 record in finals.

I thought it looked funny bc if she had won 12 titles, she would have been on Todd's AMG/Anna Smashnova list. :)

but this was already her second final of the's more than Serena.

Diane said...

I have to give Klara a pass today--she wasn't well. But in general, she does poorly in finals. Hasn't won one since 2005. I hope she does win one this season.