Zakopalova wins Brazil Cup for 3rd career title

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2014 at 11:05 am •  Published: March 1, 2014
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FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her third WTA singles title by coming from the brink of defeat to beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the Brazil Cup final on Saturday.

Playing in her third final this year, the 32nd-ranked Zakopalova won 11 straight games to win the match in 2 hours, 12 minutes, securing her first trophy since 2005.

She had lost 12 straight finals, including to Kurumi Nara of Japan at the Rio Open last weekend.

Muguruza was leading 6-4, 5-2 and serving for the match when she suddenly couldn't win another game.

The 20-year-old Spaniard, ranked 36th, had beaten Zakopalova in the final in Hobart, Australia, in January, which marked her first career title.