Barthel beats Scheepers to win Swedish Open

by: AP | July 20, 2014

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

The German won her third career title in straight sets. (AP Photo)

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) -- Germany's Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday.

It was the third WTA career title for the 24-year-old Barthel, who is currently ranked 61st. Barthel had also won their last meeting in Hobart, Australia, in January 2013.

''I was so tired in the second set, and I just told myself `I need this one' because I didn't know if I'd have enough energy for a third set,'' Barthel said.

Barthel saved two of the three break points she faced against the 91st-ranked Scheepers.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

ATP Cup preview: Mix of its star power is what the doctor ordered

The Djokovic-Nadal show and Medvedev-Rublev combo highlight five things to see next week.

Tennis Honors: Kobe Bryant—COMING SOON

Kobe was a superstar in his sport. But on a different court, he left another legacy.

Michael Venus might miss Aussie Open due to travel restrictions

The Australian government has imposed a 72-hour halt to travel.