BOGOTA, Columbia – Francesca Schiavone won her eighth WTA title at the Bogota Open to move closer to a main draw place at the French Open in her final year on tour.
The 36-year-old Schiavone, the 2010 Roland Garros champion but now down at 168 in the world, defeated Spanish fourth seed Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 7-5 on Saturday.
“I'm very happy and emotional,” said former World No 4 Schiavone, who had gone into the
“Today was a disaster match, but winning was the most important thing.”
Victory on Saturday was Schiavone’s 600th career win, and took her ranking back to within striking distance of the top 100.