No. 2 seed Kiki Bertens won her second claycourt title and second title of the year on Sunday in Switzerland, defeating No. 3 seed Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the final of the Ladies Championship Gstaad.
“The court is good, all the facilities are good for me,” said Bertens, 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.”
In the third set Bertens won the last five games of the match to claim victory.
“It’s always disappointing to lose, but I thought Kiki played well,” Kontaveit said. “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.”
Bertens improved to 4-1 in career finals while Kontaveit, who won her first title this year prior to Wimbledon on grass, dropped to 1-2.
Bertens then teamed 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.”
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