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WTA | Bertens wins in Gstaad

WTA | Bertens wins in Gstaad

Kiki Bertens won her second claycourt title and second title of the year when she beat Anett Kontaveit 6-4 3-6 6-1 in the final of the Ladies Championship Gstaad.


Every day was going a bit better, and today I think I played my best match of the week. Kiki Bertens

“The court is good, all the facilities are good for me,” said Bertens, the second seed and last year’s runner-up. “You can say I really like it here…I was hungry to come here and really go for it, and I was really happy that I could go one more step today. Every day was going a bit better, and today I think I played my best match of the week.”

Kontaveit, seeded three, said: “It’s always disappointing to lose, but I thought Kiki played well. She really deserved it and I’m really happy for her. If I wanted to lose to anyone, I would’ve wanted to lose to her this week. I didn’t feel like I played perfect tennis this week, but I was just fighting each match.”

Later Bertens teamed up with Johanna Larsson to win the doubles, in the final defeating Viktorija Golubic and Nina Stojanovic 7-6(4) 4-6 10-7.

“It’s been a lovely week here in the mountains, and it could not be a better end,” Larsson said. “I think we’re always having a lot of fun, and we try to improve — we try and make the best of it and have fun. The doubles is more like a bonus, and it’s just coming in a flow for us.”

Meanwhile in Bucharest Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu claimed her fourth WTA Tour title by easing past Julia Georges 6-3 7-5, as the German third seed Georges double-faulted on match point.

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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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