Montreal – Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck claimed her first WTA
title in dramatic style on Sunday, rallying from a set down to beat Timea Babos
in the Quebec City final.
Van Uytvanck, ranked 98th in the world and seeded seventh,
defeated the third-seeded Hungarian 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
Babos took the tightly contested first set on her fifth set
point, but Van Uytvanck fended off six break points in the first game of the
second to slow the Hungarian’s momentum.
Three games later Van Uytvanck broke Babos, and it proved
enough to level the match.
From there the Belgian powered to a 4-0 lead against Babos,
who was denied a third career title.