Magdalena Rybarikova did today what isn't done too often--she defended her title. She defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 7-6 to win the Citi Open in Washington, DC. Rybarikova had to serve for the match twice, but the always under-the-radar Slovakian shot-maker held her nerve and picked up another trophy.
This is Rybarikova's fourth WTA singles title. She had an outstanding week, taking out top seed Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals, and 3rd seed Ekaterina Makarova in the semifinals.
Shuko Aoyama and Vera Dushvina, the top seeds, won the doubles title. They defeated Eugenie Bouchard and Taylor Townsend 6-3, 6-3 in the final.