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Schiavone eyes French Open spot with Bogota title

2017-04-16 06:41
Francesca Schiavone (AFP)

Bogota - Francesca Schiavone won her eighth career title at the Bogota Open on Saturday to move closer to a main draw place at the French Open in her final year on tour.

The 36-year-old Schiavone, the 2010 Roland Garros champion but now down at 168 in the world, defeated Spanish fourth seed Lara Arruabarrena 6-4, 7-5.

"I'm very happy and emotional," said former world number four Schiavone who had gone into the Colombia tournament without a win on the tour in 2017.

"Today was a disaster match, but winning was the most important thing."

Victory on Saturday was Schiavone's 600th career win and took her ranking back to within striking distance of the Top 100.

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