At the age of 16 years, three months, Safina is the youngest winner on the WTA Tour in more than three years. "At the start of the week, there was no way I was thinking I could win this title.Croatia's Mirjana Lucic defended her Bol crown in May 1998 at the age of 16 years, one month and 24 days. I wasn't playing too well and I would have been happy just to qualify," Safina said.2 Carlos Moya in the semifinals, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4), snapping the Spaniard's 13-match winning streak.In Sunday's all-Argentine final, Acasuso meets Franco Squillari, who beat Hungary's Attila Savolt, 6-4, 6-3.
Même s’il avait largement les capacités pour s’y imposer.
He fell to another Argentine, Guillermo Canas, in the third round of the French Open.
The Acasuso-Squillari final continues a great year for Argentine tennis.
"But with each match, I had more and more confidence and for me this is amazing." Safina also became the first qualifier in nearly two years to lift a tour trophy.
Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria won the Pattaya title as a qualifier in November 1999.