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RIO OPEN
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 17-February 23, 2014
$250,000/International
Clay/Outdoors

Results - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Singles - Final
(5) Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (1) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 61 46 61

Doubles - Final (played Saturday)
Begu/Irigoyen (ROU/ARG) d. Larsson/Scheepers (SWE/RSA) 62 60

Final Facts
- Nara wins the first WTA title of her career in her maiden final.
- 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 one.

Final Quotes
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 today."

 

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