Week #23: Rybarikova wins 1st WTA title in Birmingham

Young Slovak player Magdalena Rybarikova captured in Birmingham her first WTA title. After upsetting 1st seed Jie Zheng in the Last-16 round, Rybarikova defeated another Chinese, 4th seed Na Li, in the final. The biggest attraction of the tournament was Russian Maria Sharapova, who showed that her comeback is on the good way as she won 4 matches to reach the semifinals, where she lost to Li. Sania Mirza completed the semis.

Birmingham (GBR), International, $220,000
Final: Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) def Na Li (CHN) 6/0 7/6

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