August 2, 2015

Flipkens Wins First WTA Title


Belgum’s Kirsten Flipkens won her first WTA title on Sunday defeating eighth seed Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-5 for the Bell Challenge tournament in Quebec City.

The unseeded flipkens was playing in her first WTA final.

“I played really well and really aggressively in the first set,” Flipkens said. “I feel my only advantage in the second set was the break at 5-all – it was a really close match and I was down in a lot of the games I won. It’s been a rough year for me. All the emotions come out when you win your first WTA title. I was No.260 in June and now I have my first WTA title. It’s hard to imagine right now. This is the best day of my life.”