Result: Klara Zakopalova wins Czech battle in Toronto

Result: Zakopalova wins Czech battle
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Experienced Czech Klara Zakopalova is through to the second round of the Rogers Cup courtesy of a come-from-behind win over her compatriot Lucie Safarova.

Klara Zakopalova came from behind to beat fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 5-7 6-3 6-1 in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Safarova, four times a winner on the WTA circuit, gained a decisive early break on her way to taking the first set against her experienced compatriot.

Thirty-one-year-old Zakopalova regained parity in the match by winning the second and went on to secure victory with a dominant performance in the deciding set.

Zakopalova will face fifth-seed Sara Errani in the second round.

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