Lukas Rosol edges Jerzy Janowicz for Winston-Salem title

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Winston-Salem, NC, United States (4E Sports) – Seventh seed Lukas Rosol bagged the Winston-Salem Open title with a 3-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 triumph over Jerzy Janowicz Saturday.

The 29-year-old Rosol saved two match points against his towering 6-8 opponent as he served at 4-5 in the deciding set.

Rosol went on to break Janowicz in the following game, and capped his 2nd ATP World Tour trophy with his 13th ace, joining Tomas Berdych as the second Czech winner on the ATP World Tour this year.

Rosol, who reached the quarterfinals or better in his last five tournaments, collected $80,280 and 250 ATP Rankings points for his victory. He will climb six places to a career-high No. 27 in the ATP Rankings Monday.

For his runner-up finish, the 23-year-old Janowicz is expected to rise from No. 52 to 43. He earned $45,705 and 150 ATP Rankings points.

On the women’s side, second seed Petra Kvitova clinched the Connecticut Open crown after beating Magdalena Rybarikova, 6-4, 6-2, in just 69 minutes.

With the win, Kvitova regained the crown that she won two years ago and earned $120,000. She also improved her head-to-head record against Rybarikova to 5-1.

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