Golovin victorious in Portoroz, Kirilenko in Kolkata


France’s Tatiana Golovin and Russia’s Maria Kirilenko both clinched WTA singles titles on Sunday.

Top seed Golovin beat home favorite Katarina Srebotnik 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Slovenia Open in Portoroz for her second career title, while fourth seed Kirilenko won an innovative Sunfeast Open trophy (traditional Indian painting) in Kolkata, defeating Mariya Koryttseva of Ukraine 6-0, 6-2 in the final.

World No.19 Golovin lost in the first round of the US Open, so she played the smaller Portoroz event in an attempt to regain her rhythm.

“My form is up again,” said the 19-year-old Frenchwoman. “I have a feeling that my strikes are like at the start of the season.”

World No.35 Kirilenko faced no difficulty in outplaying a first-time singles finalist Koryttseva who made too many errors.

“It’s been a great week. I didn’t expect the final to be so easy,” said Kirilenko.


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