Ferro tops Kontaveit to win Palermo Open

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) Fiona Ferro of France upset fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the Palermo Ladies Open final on Sunday to win the first tour-level tennis title in five months.

Ferro, who is ranked 53rd in the world, won 6-2, 7-5. She had lost just one set on her way to the final.

"It means a lot especially after a five tough months of practice," Ferro said. "I was already feeling so happy just to be back competing and be on the court but it's even nicer to finish the week this way."

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