WTA Tour

Bondarenko wins title in Tashkent

2017-09-30 14:16
Kateryna Bondarenko (Getty Images)

Moscow - Ukraine's veteran Kateryna Bondarenko beat second seeded Timea Babos of Hungary in straight sets to claim the title at Tashkent Open WTA tournament on Saturday.

Bondarenko, 31, who is 133rd in the WTA rankings, prevailed 6-4, 6-4 in one hour 28 minutes.

"I played a good match today with some really good rallies," Bondarenko, who won her maiden WTA title in Birmingham in 2008, said.

"I was happy to finish the match in two sets, I was getting tired."

Ukraine's veteran looked confident from the start and broke her rival's serve in the seventh game for a one-set lead after 38 minutes.

In the second set Bondarenko broke early again for a comfortable 3-0 lead, which she kept throughout to claim her career's second WTA title.

The win at Tashkent will allow Bondarenko to return into WTA Top-100.

Result from the WTA Tashkent Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding):


Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) bt Timea Babos (HUN x2) 6-4, 6-4

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