Carla Suarez Navarro wins 2016 Qatar Total Open

2016 Qatar Total Open winner


2016 Qatar Total Open winner

Clinching the biggest title of her career, Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Jelena Ostapenko 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 last night at the finals of the Qatar Total Open.

The 27-year-old Spaniard walked away with a falcon-shaped trophy and $518,500, while her Latvian competitor was awarded some $259,300.

Speaking to reporters, Suarez Navarro hailed Ostapenko, saying:

“You know, she plays really fast and is tough opponent. She plays with no pressure. She plays really, really good.”

For her part, Ostapenko said: “Maybe, because she’s almost 28 and I am still 18. I hope more finals to come for me.”

Later on, Suarez and Italian Sara Errani were defeated by sisters Chan Yung-Jan and Chan Hao-Ching for the doubles title:

Were you at the finals? Thoughts?

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