Medina Garrigues wins fifth Palermo title
Anabel Medina Garrigues continued her love affair with the WTA Palermo event as she won the title for the fifth time.
The fifth-seeded Spaniard defeated seventh-seed Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3 6-2†to win the event.
It is the 11th title of her career and 10 of them have come on clay.
Medina Garrigues has now won more titles on clay that any other active player – overtaking Venus Williams on nine.
Medina Garrigues first won in Palermo in 2001 and then won three-in-a-row from 2004-2006.
She holds a 32-3 record at the venue.