Women&039;s Tennis Association

Nara defeats Zakopalova for 1st singles title

Nara defeats Zakopalova for 1st singles title

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…

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