ITF Circut: Arantxa Rus captures title in San Cugat, Spain

Alberta Brianti downed by Arantxa Rus

by Lebo Poen
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ITF Circut: Arantxa Rus captures title in San Cugat, Spain

Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands edged Italy"s Alberta Brianti in the Final of the ITF event: San Cugat in Spain. She won $25k after defeating Brianti in 3 deciding sets 6-4 2-6 6-2. Both Brianti and Rus have had memorable matches against Top players on the WTA Tour, coincidentally, a couple of those being at the French Open.

A R1 encounter last year at the French Open for Brianti against Victoria Azarenka - which concluded with the score line 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-2 to Azarenka, and a R2 upset for Rus versus Belgium"s Kim Clijsters in 2011.

Rus beat Clijsters 3-6 7-5 6-1. Rus also upset the Aussie Samantha Stosur in the second round of last year"s event at the All England Club.

The 22 year old has strung good results and gained confidence and form in recent weeks; she won her 22nd match off her previous 24 to reach the final.

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