08 Oct 2013

Take Zlat!

News Article

By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Vesselina DonevaVivian Zlatanova and Borislava Botusharova (BUL)

ALBENA, BULGARIA: There was plenty to cheer for the home fans with seven of the quarterfinalists all hailing from Bulgaria.

In a tense three-set final, it was 15-year-old Vivian Zlatanova who claimed her career first ITF Pro Circuit singles title with a 63 36 76(5) defeat of her cousin Borislava Botusharova.

This final win was all the more special as it also saw her snap a three match losing streak versus her 18-year-old cousin having lost in an ITF Junior Circuit match in 2011 and with the last two losses having come at 2013 ITF Pro Circuit events in which Zlatanova had taken the opening set.