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Knapp wins second WTA title

2015-05-23 17:16
Karin Knapp (Getty Images)

Berlin - Italy's Karin Knapp, the world No 48, defeated her compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the WTA Nuremburg Cup and her second career title on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, had not tasted victory on the senior circuit since her breakthrough triumph in September 2014 at the Tashkent Open.

The win comes on the eve of Roland Garros which begins in Paris on Sunday. Knapp achieved her best ever Grand Slam result in Paris last year when she reached the third round.

The 2013 Fed Cup winner has been drawn against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the first round.

Vinci, a winner of five Grand Slam doubles' titles and a teammate of Knapp during their 2013 Fed Cup victory, misses out on a chance for a 10th WTA singles' title and first since July 2013 at Palermo.

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