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Paszek claimed his biggest win in the championship since Eastbourne 2012

Paszek claimed his biggest win in the championship since Eastbourne 2012

Austria's current third seed remained in Guadeloupe without losing a set in the final.

All nine! Tamera Paszek did just that, claiming the ninth international women's title of her storied career, and also her biggest tournament win since her third and final WTA win in Eastbourne in 2012. The 33-year-old won the ITF W35 hardcourt title In Le Gosier later on Sunday evening after Central Europe without losing a set. The fourth seed from Vorarlberg (WTA 387) won in the final over Belgian Clara Vlasselaar (22 years old) (WTA 534) after a fight that lasted 1:56 hours with 6:4 and 7:5. The sixth ITF title and the biggest of her career so far earned her 35 WTA points and will lift her to around 340 points in the world rankings on February 5. This also brings the former world number 26's dream closer. The two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist is one step away from returning to the Grand Slam qualifications.

Since her upset in Eastbourne some eleven and a half years ago, Paszek has managed to win just three ITF tournaments: Rancho Santa Fe 2014 ($25,000 prize money), as part of her comeback after a long-term injury and illness. Troubles for Monastir 2021 ($15,000 USD) and most recently Don Benito 2023 ($25,000 USD). Even her biggest current success since then or her biggest ITF title ever. She achieved this in a very confident way: after four wins in two sets, including in the semi-final against the top seed, the Dornbirn native did not let anything go wrong in the title fight against Vlasselaar. In the first set I defended a break from the first half until the end. In the second round she had to abandon breaks at 1:0 and 3:2 to become 1:1 and 4:4 respectively. But after another goal to make the score 6:5, she finally sealed the win and converted the third match point.

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