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21 September 2010

Groth Swings Wilson BLX to 1st WTA Tour Title

Swinging her Wilson Pro Open BLX racket, Jarmila Groth capped a breakthrough summer winning her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title at the Landsky Lighting Guangzhou International Women's Open tennis tournament.

"I'm feeling great!" exclaimed Groth. "This has been a great year for me... I've had some of my best results with my BLX racket and I want it to continue!"

Groth, who reached the Round of 16 at both the French Open and Wimbledon, was a solid first seed throughout the week in Guangzhou, losing just 15 games total, which marked the least amount of games lost en route to a title this year. She ended the career week off with a 6-1 6-4 win over fellow Wilson player Alla Kudryavtseva. Groth's title win catapults her into the Top 50 on the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career.

"Jarka is having a strong finish to the year and we can only expect for her to build on this great result," said Massimo Calvelli, Wilson Global Tour Director. "We look forward to watching her have strong 2011."

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