Fiona Ferro of France upset fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia within the Palermo Women Open ultimate to win the primary tour-level tennis title in 5 months.
Ferro, who’s ranked 53rd on this planet, gained 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday. She had misplaced only one set on her method to the ultimate.
It was Ferro’s second WTA title and the 23-year-old sealed it on her second championship level when Kontaveit hit a return lengthy.
Kontaveit has misplaced 5 of the six finals she has contested.
It was the primary official tennis occasion — for males or girls — since March when the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports activities throughout the globe.
There have been strict well being protocols, together with fewer ball children, a restricted variety of followers and no post-match handshakes between opponents. Gamers and officers for the event have been examined each 4 days for COVID-19 and one participant who examined optimistic withdrew over the weekend.