Tennis - Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal

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

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Tennis - Navarro finally wins WTA title in Portugal
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Spanish tennis player Carla Suarez Navarro kisses the trophy after winning the Portugal Open (AFP)

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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