TUNISIA’S Sarra Besbes defeated Russia’s Violetta Kolobova to win the Epee Grand Prix for women.
The 2015 World Championships bronze medallist dispatched Kolobova 15-8 for her maiden Grand Prix title. Sarra had defeated Poland’s Ewa Nelip 15-6 in the semifinal.
Kolobova, a member of Russia’s Olympic bronze medal-winning women’s epee team at the Rio Olympics, overcame China’s Xu Nuo 15-7 in the other last-four encounter.
The losing semifinalists shared the third step on the podium.