Lugano – Winning her first title since 2012, Polona
Hercog beat 17-year-old Iga Swiatek 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.
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 Swiatek 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