Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro kisses the trophy after winning the Portugal Open (AFP) - Eurosport

Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal

Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal

By Eurosport
Last update 04/05/2014 at 00:03 - Published on 03/05/2014 at 22:57
By Eurosport - 04/05/2014 at 00:03

Carla Suarez Navarro won the first WTA title of her career as she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4 3-6 6-4 in Oeiras.

Despite being the top seed and one of the most consistent players on the WTA Tour, Navarro had never previously won a WTA title – losing in her previous five finals – including at this venue last year.

Despite winning the first set 6-3 against experienced Russian Kuznetsova, Navarro looked set for more disappointment when she fell 6-3 in the second and then found herself 4-1 down in the third.

However, she then managed to rally and win five games in a row to take the victory.

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