Sunday, 23 February 2014

Rio final: The Kookie crumbles yet again

Rio final:

Kurumi Nara def. Klara Zakopalova 6-1 4-6 6-1

14 finals with only 2 titles to account for, Zakopalova shows that she's an absolute horror when it comes to finals. Even if her opponent is Kurumi Nara, who just reached her first WTA final and was outside the top 100 just last year. No words to describe how absurb the Czech is in finals. Maybe she just doesn't want to win. Overall a pretty dire match as Nara couldn't capitalize on her chances and end this misery sooner. Her break point conversion is abysmal, but she got the job done. With this win, she enters the top 50 and is Japan's highest ranked player now. I don't expect her to reach the heights of Ai Sugiyama or Kimiko Date, but I think Nara can be a top 30 staple.

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