Safarova wins first title of season at Prague Open

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Prague, April 30 (IANS) Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic claimed her first tennis title of the year by coming back to beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Prague Open final here on Saturday.

Safarova, second seed and 16th in the world rankings, entered the final by beating fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova, while Stosur enjoyed a walkover after Russia’s Svetlana Kuznestova withdrew due to injury.

It was 29-year-old Safarova’s first title of the season since she was stopped at the first round five times so far this year.

–IANS

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