WTA Nurnberger Versicherungscup: Eugenie Bouchard beats Karolina Pliskova in final
Eugenie Bouchard claimed her first WTA title after beating Karolina Pliskova to take the Nurnberger Versicherungscup.
Last Updated: 24/05/14 9:02pm
The 20-year-old rising star eventually came through in three sets, 6-2 4-6 6-3 in just under two hours.
Leading 4-2 in the second set, Bouchard was heading for a straight-set victory before Pliskova reeled off four games in a row to level matters at 1-1, but the Canadian second seed regrouped in the decider to take the final.
The result continues to show the promise Bouchard has shown for some time, most notably when reaching the last four in Melbourne in January.
Before the match, Bouchard was one of two top-20 players without a WTA title to her name - Sloane Stephens the other - but that has now been amended.
She becomes the second Canadian to win one in 26 years, with Aleksandra Wozniak the other in 2008.
"I'm really proud of myself, I worked really hard this week," she said in her post-match on-court interview.
Bouchard now heads to Roland Garros in buoyant mood for a first-round French Open clash with Shahar Peer.