Barthel upsets Errani to capture title in Paris

German Mona Barthel toppled top seed Sara Errani to capture the title at the GDF Suez Open.

The unseeded Barthel stunned the French Open runner-up Errani in 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) fashion in Sunday's final on the indoor hardcourt at Stade Coubertin.

The 22-year-old Barthel is now 2-1 in her career WTA finals. She was a runner- up in Hobart last month and titled at that same Australian Open tune-up last year.

The 25-year-old Errani fell to 6-5 in her career finals. She was a four-time titlist last season.

Barthel and the Italian Errani met for the first time on Sunday. The German claimed $129,000 for the victory, while Errani settled for $68,500.