Unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci beat defending champion Maria Kirilenko 6-0 6-4 at the Barcelona Ladies Open to win her second Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title.
Vinci went trough her first three rounds in straight sets – including a second-round 6-1 6-2 victory over world No.14 Flavia Pennetta, her sixth win over a Top 20 player.
Vinci had little trouble in the final, beating the sixth-seeded Russian in just an hour and 11 minutes to win first title since Bogota two years ago.
The 26-year-old Vinci has climbed from No.61 to No. 52 in the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour rankings. (source: Sony Ericsson Open, photo via Craig Hickman’s Tennis Blog)