Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 17-February 23, 2014
Results - Sunday, February 23,
(5) Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (1) Klara
Zakopalova (CZE) 61 46 61
Doubles - Final
Begu/Irigoyen (ROU/ARG) d.
Larsson/Scheepers (SWE/RSA) 62 60
- Nara wins the first WTA title of her career in her
- Nara's previous best performance was
a semifinal run last year in Osaka.
- Nara becomes
the ninth Japanese player to win a WTA title after
Sawamatsu, Inoue, Okamoto, Sawamatsu, Date-Krumm, Endo,
Sugiyama and Morigami.
- Zakopalova falls to 2-12 in
WTA finals, and 0-7 in clay court finals.
- Nara will
rise to a career-high No.48 in the new rankings;
Zakopalova will be No.32.
- Begu and Irigoyen win
their first WTA doubles title together; Begu now has
three WTA doubles titles to her name, while Irigoyen has
Nara: "She played
very well and it was a very tough match for me. In the
second set I was probably thinking too much about
winning the title, so after I lost the set I had a good
break and tried to come back and play well again in the
third set. I'm just so happy I could win in the end