WTA roundup: Marie Bouzkova breezes to Prague Open title

July 31 – Eighth-seeded Czech Marie Bouzkova claimed her first career WTA Tour title in a convincing 6-0, 6-3 triumph over seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova on Sunday at the Prague Open final.

Bouzkova, 24, did not drop a set in the tournament to join compatriots Karolina Pliskova, Lucie Safarova, Petra Kvitova and Barbora Krejcikova as winners on their home soil.

Bouzkova broke Potapova’s serve seven times to win her match in 71 minutes and go 1-3 in the WTA Tournament final, including 1-1 this year. She lost to former US Open champion Sloane Stephens in Guadalajara, Mexico in February.

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Potapova, a 21-year-old Russian, committed five double faults and committed 44 unforced errors in 15 games.

Poland Open

Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia of France won her ninth career title by beating unseeded Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 in the tournament final in Warsaw.

The championship was the second in five weeks for Garcia, who won on the grass courts in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Garcia won 72% of her first-serve points to knock down the runner-up for the first time in 81 minutes.

–Field-Level Media


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