Vinci rallies to win Barcelona Open

Updated: 01 May 2011 01:13 IST

Roberta Vinci won her second Barcelona Open title in three years by rallying to beat Czech player Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday.

Vinci rallies to win Barcelona Open

Barcelona:

Roberta Vinci won her second Barcelona Open title in three years by rallying to beat Czech player Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday.

The 42nd-ranked Vinci extended her record on the Barcelona clay to 14-1 and made it three straight Italian winners in the Catalan capital after Francesca Schiavone won here last year.

"I love Barcelona - I always play well here in this beautiful city," Vinci said after earning her fourth career title.

Sixth-seeded Vinci broke six times as unseeded Hradecka was troubled on her serve which provided four aces but also six double faults.

Hradecka hadn't dropped a set all week in reaching the final in contrast to Vinci, who needed to rally from a first-set deficit for the second straight match to win.

Topics : Roberta Vinci Barcelona Tennis
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