Unseeded Garbin wins Ladies Open

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The Independent Online

Unseeded Tatiana Garbin of Italy defeated Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands to secure her first career title in the $100,000 Budapest Ladies Open clay court tournament in Budapest, Hungary today.

Garbin downed the 7th-seeded Boogert 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in just 79 minutes.

The 77th WTA-ranked Italian started confidently and with strong baseline shots, broke service as early as the second game.

Boogert, 66th in the world, recovered briefly, then lost service again allowing Garbin to take the set in just 29 minutes.

The second set was more evenly contested. Both players faltered, exchanged service breaks, then recovered to force the tiebreak.

The 22-year-old Garbin then went on to win the tiebreak for her first ever WTA tournament title.

"There are no words to express how happy I am," she said after the match.

Garbin received $16,000 and 90 WTA points for the championship.