Wickmayer wins women's final at Estoril Open

Updated: 09 May 2009 14:33 IST

Unseeded Yanina Wickmayer captured her first WTA Tour title by beating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-2 in the women's final of the Estoril Open.

Oeiras, Portugal:

Unseeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium captured her first WTA Tour title on Saturday by beating Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-2 in the women's final of the Estoril Open.

The 19-year-old Wickmayer, ranked 88th in the world, missed three set points in the 10th game but then broke Makarova's serve to love two games later to take the first set.

Wickmayer, who had an easy passage into the final when Israel's Shahar Peer retired during the first set of their semifinal, then broke Makarova's serve in the fourth game of the second set to take a 3-1 lead.

The players then traded breaks before Wickmayer comfortably won the remaining two games.

It was another disappointing final for Makarova, who was also runner-up at the Grand Prix SAR in Morocco last month and is still looking for her first tour singles title.

In the men's semifinals later Saturday, second-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko faced fourth-seeded James Blake of the United States, and seventh-seeded Spaniard Albert Montanes met unseeded Paul Capdeville of Chile.

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