Anastasjia Sevastova bests Petra Martic to claim Bucharest Open title
Anastasjia Sevastova has won the Bucharest Open after besting Petra Martic 7-6-6-2.
The top seeded Latvian was runner-up in the tournament two years ago when home favourite and current world number one Simona Halep got the best of her.
However, she rose to the occasion this time around to claim her third WTA Tour career title.
Anastasija Sevastova wins the 2018 @BRDOpen!
The No. 1 seed beats Petra Martic 7-6(4), 6-2! pic.twitter.com/W1472ELuPR
— WTA (@WTA) July 22, 2018
Croatian Martic won the pair’s only previous meeting, in the 2017 French Open, but wasn’t able to stop Sevastova this time around.
“Petra, we’ve known each other so, so long, and you’re a great player, you’re amazing,” she said of her opponent.
“You’ll be in many finals, I’m sure of it. A great tournament here.”
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