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Russia’s Makarova Wins WTA Tennis Tournament In Washington


Russia's Yekaterina Makarova won the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., on August 6 (file photo).

Russia's Yekaterina Makarova has defeated Julia Goerges of Germany to win the Citi Open tennis tournament in the U.S. capital.

No. 7-seeded Makarova beat fourth-seeded Goerges 3-6, 7-6 , 6-0 for the come-from-behind victory on August 6.

The win was the 29-year-old Makarova’s third WTA title in her career and earned her a prize payment of $43,000.

She entered the tournament ranked No. 58 in the world. Goerges was ranked 40th.

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