Arvidsson Nets Second Memphis Title

Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden returns the ball to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

 

 

Sofia Arvidsson defeated Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-4 to capture the Memphis International on Saturday night. It’s her second tournament victory on the WTA tour, the first also came in Memphis in 2006.

“It wasn’t easy. She beat me really easily last time and she’s a tough player, Arvidsson said. “I had to play my best. After the first two games, I really came into it. My serve was really working today and so was my down the line backhand.”

“I just love this place. It’s my second home. I never would have expected this when I came here. I’m just so happy.”

 

MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL
Memphis, TN, USA
February 19-25, 2012
$220,000/International
Hard/Indoors

Results – Saturday, February 25, 2012
Singles – Final
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. (4) Marina Erakovic (NZL) 63 64

Doubles – Final
(1) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (2) Dushevina/Govortsova (RUS/BLR) 63 64