Tashkent Gallery: Top Seeds On Top
Shenzhen, Melbourne, Doha, Bastad and Tashkent - five cities where the No.1 seeds have swept the singles and doubles titles this year. See all the best pics from Finals Day at the Tashkent Open!
Published September 14, 2013 12:00
It was Finals Day at the Tashkent Open on Saturday, with both the singles and doubles finals slated.
First on the menu was a very big-hitting singles final - Bojana Jovanovski against Olga Govortsova.
Jovanovski and Govortsova had never played before, and it was a thriller of a first-time meeting.
Jovanovski was in trouble - she trailed 4-2 in the third set - but the Serbian made one last push.
Jovanovski came from the brink of defeat to beat Govortsova in two hours and 56 minutes, 46 75 76(3).
Jovanovski now has two WTA titles to her name, winning Baku last year and now Tashkent this year.
Later, the doubles final featured this week's other No.1 seeds, Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Babos and Shvedova hadn't lost a set all week, and the Hungarian-Kazakhstani pair continued that.
Babos and Shvedova beat No.2 seeds Govortsova and Mandy Minella in a straight set final, 63 63.
Babos and Shvedova won their first WTA doubles title as a team - but it wasn't their firsts overall.
Minella and Govortsova had squared off in the singles semifinals, with Govortsova prevailing there.
Babos now has five WTA doubles titles to her name, and Shvedova now has eight WTA doubles titles.