Tadeja Majeric came into the week looking to play some matches and improve her world ranking of No. 250. She did just that by winning the 2013 Innisbrook Women's open by defeating Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3.
With the Australian Open starting later today, half-way around the world, the finals here in Innisbrook attracted a spirited crowd that encouraged these two competitiors on.
The Innisbrook Women's Open is the first of two consecutive $25,000 women’s events to be played on clay to start out 2013. It also begins the first of two clay-court seasons on the USTA Pro Circuit calendar; the other begins in the spring, leading up to the French Open.
Play this week took place at the beautiful Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor, Florida, on perfectly manicured green clay courts.
From early in the first set, Majeric seemed in control. She served and returned well in capturing the first set. It was more of the same in the second set, as Majeric called on her all-court game to close out her talented Croatian foe.
Even with her success on clay this week, Majeric still says hardcourts are her favorite surface. She will have plenty of time later this year to prove that.
She is now on a two tournament winning streak as she won the Pune 25K event in India the last week of 2012.
She trains at the Tennis center Aarau-WEST in Switzerland.
Both finalists are expected to compte this coming week in Port St. Luice, Florida.