Monica Niculescu Beats Alize Cornet to Win Guangzhou Open

Updated: 20 September 2014 17:24 IST

Romania's Monica Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year.

Monica Niculescu Beats Alize Cornet to Win Guangzhou Open
Monica Niculescu of Romania poses with the trophy after beating Alize Cornet of France during the women's singles tennis final at the Guangzhou Open on September 20, 2014. Niculescu beat Cornet 6-4, 6-0. © AFP

Guangzhou, China:

Romania's Monica Niculescu took advantage of a dozen double-faults by Alize Cornet to beat the Frenchwoman 6-4, 6-0 to win the Guangzhou Open on Saturday.

The No. 60-ranked Niculescu captured the second WTA Tour title of her career, following her win in Florianopolis last year.

The Romanian didn't drop a set all week and only lost 17 games in five matches.

The two players traded breaks throughout the tight first set before Niculescu was finally able to close it out. The second-seeded Cornet then faded in the second set, winning only four points on her serve and getting broken three times.

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