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Safarova wins first title in 5 years

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QUEBEC, Ontario (AP)

Lucie Safarova beat No. 6 seed Marina Erakovic 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in the finals of the Bell Challenge, claiming her first WTA Tour title in five years.

The third-seeded Czech, who is ranked 36th in the world and hadn't won a championship since Forest Hills in 2008, earned the fifth WTA title of her career.

''It was just about a few points today," Safarova said, "but I was more consistent with my game and more aggressive, and I think that's why I won.''

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