Frazier wins Quebec City title

Frazier wins Quebec City title
By Eurosport

06/11/2005 at 22:10Updated

Sixth seeded American Amy Frazier defeated eighth-ranked Swede Sofia Arvidsson 6-1 7-5 in 63 minutes to win the Quebec City final on Sunday. The 33-year-old captured her first since Hobart in January 2004 and first on North American soil since 1994 Los An

Arvidsson held serve at the start of the match, then Frazier won six straight games to earn the first set.

Arvidsson, the 21-year-old Swede, broke at the beginning of the second set to lead 2-0, but Frazier recovered winning the last three games to capture her eighth career singles title.

"In the first set I started out very well and I felt in control," Frazier, a former world number 13, said.

"There are moments I don't feel old at all and then sometimes I see the year someone was born and I feel a little older," said Frazier, who becomes the oldest player to capture a WTA Tour singles title in 2005.

Arvidsson was bidding to become the first Swede to capture a Tour singles title since Asa Svensson won at Bol in May 2002.

"I was so nervous, especially in the first set because it was my first final," Arvidsson said.

"She's a tough opponent because she's very consistent and doesn't seem to miss many shots. I started playing better in the second set but she kept fighting. There were a few balls that I should have put in the court and things might have changed if I'd gotten them."