Martinez Sanchez takes Bad Gastein tennis title

Bad Gastein(Austria): Spanish left-hander Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez won her fourth career title on Sunday, but first in 14 months, when she defeated Austria`s Patricia Mayr 6-0, 7-5 in the Bad Gastein final.

The 28-year-old added the Austrian title to her wins on clay at Bogota and Bastad in 2009 and Rome in 2010.

"At the start I was playing almost 100 per cent perfectly. It`s normal to have a bit of difficulty after such a good start, but I stayed calm all the time until the end, and that`s why I won," said Martinez Sanchez.

"It`s a really good step for me to play a lot of matches in the same week and build my confidence. I didn`t have too many days to get used to the altitude here, but day by day I was learning. Next is Toronto. I won`t be able to do a lot of drop shots on hardcourts, but I`ll be serving and volleying."

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