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Pavlina Nola wins the New Zealand Championships

In the women's final holding serve was not an option as top seed Pavlina Nola defeated fifth seed, Tracey O'Connor 7/5 2/6 6/3. Although having mild problems with her back, which she said was stiff from so many matches on hardcourt Nola feels that she is in a positive frame of mind for next weeks ASB Classic.

"I definitely feel positive. I can go two and a half hours on court for four or five matches. It will be exciting to play at home in front of family and friends for the first time," she said.

For O'Connor the final showed she has plenty of potential for the future as long as she can believe she is good enough to beat the top players. A fact which Federation Cup coach, Mark Lewis thinks is important for her overcome.

"She can walk away from today's match and know it doesn't take that much more to beat these type of players who are ranked higher," said Lewis