Niculescu breezes to Limoges title

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Monica Niculescu clinched a fourth career WTA singles title on Sunday as she breezed to a 6-4 6-2 victory over Antonia Lottner in the Open de Limoges final.

Niculescu - ranked 101 places above her opponent - was heavy favourite for the WTA 125 Series final and made light work of the German.

A break in the opening game from the Romanian set the tone, although she did require a second after Lottner - playing in her first WTA final after Sabine Lisicki retired hurt from their semi - levelled the set at 3-3.

Lottner's show of resistance was brief and she fell 4-0 down at the beginning of the second set, with Niculescu converting her second match point to take the title.