Schmiedlova wins Bucharest Open
Jul. 19, 2015
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova beat top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 in searing heat on clay to win the Bucharest Open final on Sunday.
The 20-year-old Slovak took 2 hours and 7 minutes to overcome a tired Errani, who was recovering from a grueling semifinal in the hottest weekend of the year in Bucharest.
The match started late afternoon but even at the end it was still over 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit).
Trailing 4-3 in the second set, former French open finalist Errani mounted a strong challenge to Schmiedlova's serve. Schmiedlova finally clinched the game and immediately broke Errani to take the set and match.