Francesca Schiavone claims Barcelona Ladies Open title


Francesca Schiavone justified her status as top seed by routing fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-1 in the final of the Barcelona Ladies Open to win her third WTA title.

The world No.54 Vinci had won all nine of her previous matches at the Barcelona Ladies Open and on her way to winning the tournament last year she beat the world No.17 Schiavone in the semifinals. It has remained Vinci’s only victory over Schiavone in five meetings.

Today, Vinci didn’t convert any of the three break points she had in the first set, while in the second set she didn’t even have such chances. However, teamed up with Sara Errani, Vinci claimed doubles title on the Barcelona clay. The two defeated Timea Bacsinszky and Tathiana Garbin 6-1 3-6 10-2 in the final.


  1. Thought it was a foregone conclusion tbh (as much as it can ever be in WTA!), Francesca has been impressive all week from what I’ve seen (particularly against Suarez Navarro, who i thought would win the tourney) and was always going to have too much for Roberta.

    Roberta lacks power and, despite her success here last year, will almost certainly have more success in the doubles (with Errani) than in singles.


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