Hercog beats Swiatek in Lugano final, end 7-year title wait

By – Associated Press – Sunday, April 14, 2019

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) – Winning her first title since 2012, Polona Hercog beat 17-year-old 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in a rain-delayed Samsung Open final on Sunday.

In the 17th singles final on the WTA tour this season, Hercog was the 17th different player to lift a trophy.

Hercog had to wait out a 75-minute, opening-set rain delay in the Swiss Alps before winning her first title in almost seven years. That was in another clay court event, at Bastad, Sweden.

The 28-year-old Slovenian clinched by breaking serve when sent a forehand long.

, the Wimbledon junior champion playing in just her third main draw, got the quick break in the deciding set before Hercog won six of seven games for victory.

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