Tamira Paszek wins Bell Challenge for second WTA title


Qualifier Tamira Paszek defeated Bethanie Mattek Sands in the final of the Bell Challenge in Quebec City to win her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title and her first one since Portoroz in 2006.

The 19-year-old Paszek, who reached her career-high of No.35 in July 2007 (the year she played the fourth round of both Wimbledon and US Open), advanced to the Bell Challenge final without losing a set. Against Mattek Sands she saved two set points in the first set and overcame a 3-1 deficit in the third set to win 7-6(6) 2-6 7-5. The Bell Challenge is the tournament where Mattek Sands played her first final in 2008, and lost it in another three-setter to Nadia Petrova.

The victory returned Paszek to the Top 100, from No.151 to No.92.


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