Fourth-seeded Hungarian Agnes Szavay beat Tour veteran and top seed Patty Schnyder 2-6 6-4 6-2 to win the GDF SUEZ Grand Prix in Budapest.
Szavay is now a three-time singles titlist, with her previous two titles coming in 2007. Schnyder, whose best recent result has been a semifinal showing at Madrid, hasn’t managed to win her 12th career title in her 25th Tour final.
World No.37 Szavay, who was once ranked 13th, is working her way back to the top. In addition to winning the Budapest title, this year Szavay scored Top 10 wins over Ana Ivanovic in Miami, Victoria Azarenka in Madrid and Venus Williams at Roland Garros. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)
It’s good to see her playing well again, hopefully she gets back to her absolute best soon. Hard to believe that she’s only 20- it seems as if she’s been around for ages!