Second seed Aravane Rezai of France beat Argentina’s Gisela Dulko 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win her fourth straight Sony Ericsson WTA Tour final and the Collector Swedish Open Women title.
Dulko, seeded fourth, had defeated Rezai in both of their previous meetings, but the last one was two years ago and since that time many things have improved in the Frenchwoman’s career. In that period she has won her first three titles (Strasbourg, Bali and Madrid) and also entered the Top 20.
The 25-year-old Dulko was the one who took the top seed out of the tournament by beating doubles partner and good friend Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-1 in the semifinals. However, the top-seeded pair won the doubles title with a 7-6(0) 6-0 victory over Renata Voracova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.