(February 27, 2016) Carla Suarez Navarro won the biggest title of her career on Saturday rallying past Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Qatar Open a Premier 5 event on the WTA Tour.
This is the Spanish woman’s second WTA title. Her last win came in Estoril in April of 2014. Her efforts will move her up from No. 11 to No. 6 in the rankings.
“My aim at the start of the year was to win one title and to get inside the top 10. I am happy I have done both this week,” said Suarez Navarro.
“I am so emotional right now. I started a little bit nervous and she started really good. You know, losing the first set is never easy. You can only believe in yourself, fight, run, and try to put the ball back in the court.
“The win gives me a lot of confidence going forward in the season. I’ve lost a lot of finals so I’m really happy and excited about this tournament.”
Suarez Navarro tried to make it a double win, but she lost in the doubles final with her partner Sara Errani.
RESULTS – FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Women’s Singles – Final
 C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) d J. Ostapenko (LAT) 16 64 64
Women’s Doubles – Final
 H. Chan (TPE) / Y. Chan (TPE) d S. Errani (ITA) / C. Suárez Navarro (ESP) 63 63