Canada's Rebecca Marino wins Rock Hill Challenger
Vancouver-native wins 1st title since 7-month layoff
Rebecca Marino won an all-Canadian final at the USTA's Rock Hill Challenger on Sunday, besting Sharon Fichman 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2.
It's the first title the Vancouver native has won since a seven-month layoff to recover from fatigue. Marino has played in five tournaments since taking a break from professional tennis.
Marino saved three match points to take the second set 7-6(5) over Fichman, who's from Toronto.
"Phew! What a match," tweeted Marino after the victory. "Now off to Saguenay, QC. Back to the motherland! Leave tmrw bright & early at 3h30. Woohoo for early flights!"
Marino then added the hashtag "sarcastic" to her message.
She is scheduled to compete in the National Bank Women's Challenger in Saguenay, Que., next week.