Last night Sara won the tournament in Palermo, her 4th title of the year! She beat Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 6-1 6-3 in the final. Apart from getting broken twice in the second set, it was a relatively easy win for Sara, who has now won 6 titles in her career.
“It wasn’t easy like the score looks – Barbara was playing very aggressively and it was tough for me,” Sara said after the match. “In some moments of the match I was a little bit nervous, and she was able to come back into the match at those times, but at the end of the match I played very well and was able to close it out.” Sara is now the first Italian player ever to win 4 tournaments in one season. “I wasn’t thinking about the record today, but I’m very happy to have the record – to win four tournaments in a season is incredible for me,” she said about this. “It’s a magic period for me. This year I’ve played some fantastic tennis on clay, losing only a few matches, but I really want to improve my results on hard and grass.”
There are some pictures from Palermo in the photogallery.