Top-seeded Cornet beats Minella in Gstaad clay-court final

by: AP | July 22, 2018

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Before winning the Ladies' Championship Gstaad, Alize Cornet hadn't won a title since January 2016. (AP)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Alize Cornet of France won her sixth career title by beating Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Ladies' Championship Gstaad final on Sunday.

Minella, playing in her first final on tour at age 32, was seeking to become the third mother to win a WTA singles title in the past year.

The 48th-ranked Cornet did not drop a set all week in the Swiss Alps clay-court event to win her first title since January 2016, at the Hobart International in Australia.

Cornet won five of the 20 break points she held against the 226th-ranked Minella.

The 28-year-old Frenchwoman clinched the first set with a drop-shot winner, and saved two set points in the second-set tiebreaker.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Gael Monfils wins ATP Challenger in Taiwan to return to the Top 40

The Frenchman jumped up from world No. 42 to No. 38 with the Kaohsiung win.

Andy Murray to shut down his 2018 season after Beijing

Murray will play the tournaments in Shenzhen and Beijing before an extended offseason.

Dominic Thiem continues hard-court surge with St. Petersburg title

The Austrian collected his second career hard-court title, and first indoors.