Seoul Gallery: María José, Natalie & Vladka Win
It was a day of firsts on finals day at the Hansol Korea Open, in both singles and doubles.
Published September 25, 2011 12:00
Playing in her first hardcourt final on the WTA, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez was on her game.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez played a pair of stellar tie-breaks for a 76(0) 76(2) triumph.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez lifted the fifth WTA title of her career, but first on hardcourts.
Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan's No.1 player, thanked the crowd after her first WTA final.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez didn't lose a single set en route to the Hansol Korea Open crown.
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez is the first Spaniard to win a WTA hardcourt title since 2006.
Natalie Grandin won her first WTA doubles title alongside loyal partner Vladimira Uhlirova.
Vera Dushevina and Galina Voskoboeva lost a tight one in Sunday afternoon's doubles final.