Hungarian Melinda Czink wins Bell Challenge for first Tour title

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Melinda Czink

Hungarian Melinda Czink defeated Czech Lucie Safarova 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the all-lefty Bell Challenge final to claim her maiden title on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

The world No.52 Czink, ranked two places below her opponent, was playing her second career singles final. In her first, at Canberra in January 2005, she lost to Ana Ivanovic. Safarova, on the other hand, was playing her seventh final, and after today’s loss she is 4-3 in career finals.

Winning the tournament, the 26-year-old Czink has collected $37,000. (photo courtesy of Women Who Serve)

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