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Barbora Krejcikova earns maiden singles title at Strasbourg

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Fifth-seeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic held off unseeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-3, 6-3 to win Saturday’s final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France.

It’s the first WTA title for the 25-year-old Krejcikova, who fell short of her maiden victory at Dubai in March, losing to Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

Krejcikova overcame 10 double faults in the match, fending off four of seven break points and converting six of her 13 opportunities. She improved to 14-9 in singles matches this year.

Cirstea, 31, was seeking her third career singles title and her second on the clay courts this year.

Cirstea and Krejcikova split their two previous meetings, with Krejcikova winning their only encounter on clay in three sets in the 2017 Nuremberg semifinals.

–Field Level Media

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