Nara defeats Zakopalova for 1st singles title
Kurumi Nara of Japan won her first WTA singles title on Sunday, defeating top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.
The 22-year-old Nara was seeded fifth in the tournament and is Japan’s top-ranked woman at No. 62. She prefers to play on hard courts but has adapted to the heat and clay in Rio.
“I love Rio,” Nara said, cracking a…