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FLORIANOPOLIS (AFP): Czech third seed Klara Zakopalova put an end to a run of six final losses by securing the WTA Brazil Cup after beating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza for her first title since 2005.
Zakopalova, who fought back from 4-6 and 2-5 down to land the $250,000 (RM819,0000) event 4-6, 7-5, 6-0
on Saturday, had lost last week's Rio final to Japan's Kurumi Nara. She also went down to Muruguza in the Hobart final in January.
This time, in the southern city of Florianopolis, home to former men's French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten, she triumphed after a shaky start cost her the first set.
She then found herself 2-5 down in the second before digging in to land her third career WTA title.
"I was losing the whole match, but anything can happen in a final," said Zakopalova, 32. "Winning this title is just incredible."
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