Bastad & Istanbul Gallery: Finals Day
Mona Barthel and Caroline Wozniacki were the last ones standing at the conclusion of the WTA events in Bastad and Istanbul, respectively.
Published July 20, 2014 12:10
Mona Barthel lifted her hardware after beating Chanelle Scheepers on Sunday for the Collector Swedish Open title.
Barthel celebrated her third WTA title and her first on clay after her 6-3, 7-6(3) victory.
Barthel was extended to three sets twice this week and came back from 5-3 down in the second set of the final.
Barthel improved to 2-2 against Scheepers after having lost their first two match-ups.
It was still a great week for Scheepers, who reached her second WTA final after having won Guangzhou in 2011.
Bastad was the first WTA tournament since Hobart in January 2009 in which no seeds made the quarterfinals.
María-Teresa Torró-Flor and Andreja Klepac won their first WTA doubles title a week after making their first final.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Roberta Vinci in Istanbul to win the 22nd WTA title of her career.
Wozniacki was looking to capture at least one WTA title for the seventh straight year.
Vinci was appearing in a WTA final for the second straight week, having been runner-up last week in Bucharest.
Vinci came into the contest 9-2 in WTA finals, but on this day came up short against Wozniacki.
Wozniacki's 6-1, 6-1 victory improved her to 2-2 in her head-to-head with Vinci.
Wozniacki now has 22 WTA titles to her name, fourth-most among active players.
The Istanbul doubles final saw Misaki Doi and Elina Svitolina beat Paula Kania and Oksana Kalashnikova.