SEOUL (AFP) - Spain's Lara Arruabarrena beat Romanian fifth seed Monica Niculescu Sunday to win the Korea Open, her first WTA Tour singles tennis title for more than four years.
The 24-year-old triumphed over Niculescu, currently the world No. 55, 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 to take home US$43,000 (S$58,440) in prize money.
Arruabarrena, ranked 90th, earlier defeated Romania's Patricia Tig in the semi-finals.
It was the Spaniard's second WTA singles title after her first in Bogota, Colombia in February 2012.
She won doubles' titles at the Korea Open in 2014 and 2015.