- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Brazil’s Teliana Pereira won the Claro Open Colsanitas on Sunday to become the WTA Tour’s first Brazilian winner in 27 years, beating fifth-seeded Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 6-1.

The 26-year-old Pereira is the first Brazilian woman to win on tour since Neige Dias in Barcelona in April 1988.

“This has been the best week of my life,” Pereira said. “When I was training, I always dreamt of winning a WTA championship, and now I’ve done it.”

Pereira beat fourth-seeded Francesca Schiavone and top-seeded Elina Svitolina en route to the final in the clay-court event at Club Campestre el Rancho

In the doubles final, Brazil’s Paula Cristina Goncalves and Beatriz Haddad Maia topped Americans Irina Falconi and Shelby Rogers 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.


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