Safarova wins first title of season at Prague Open

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.



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