BOGOTA, Colombia -- Roberta Vinci won the Copa Colsanitas on
Sunday when top-seeded Tathiana Garbin retired in the third set
because of a digestive problem.
Garbin, also the 2000 runner-up, led 7-6 (5), 4-6, 3-0 in the
all-Italian final when she withdrew on the advice of a doctor after
her second medical consultation of the day.
"I felt sick since Saturday night," Garbin said. "I got
better on Sunday morning but in the second set, when I was winning
3-0, the problem came back. I fought to try and finish the match
but it was impossible."
Vinci earned $25,850 for her first WTA Tour title.
"I achieved my first title in the WTA, but with what happened
to Tathiana, it is not something I can fully enjoy," Vinci said.
"I would have liked it if we were playing under the same