WTA Collector Swedish Open: Mona Barthel beats Chanelle Scheepers in final
Last Updated: 20/07/14 7:33pm
Germany’s Mona Barthel won the Collector Swedish Open on Sunday as she beat South African Chanelle Scheepers 6-3 7-6 (7/3) in Sunday’s final in Bastad.
Barthel made the most of an open draw – from which defending champion Serena Williams had withdrawn – to come through and clinch the third WTA title of her career.
The 23-year-old broke Scheepers twice on her way to taking the opening set, the South African unable to make any real impression on her opponent’s delivery.
The second proved to be much tighter and went to a tie-break after one service break apiece, but it was Barthel who prevailed to secure victory in an hour and forty minutes.
"It's been an amazing week for me, I cannot believe I won the title," stated the delighted world number 61.
With seven of the top eight seeds knocked out in the first round, the event was the first WTA tournament since Hobart in 2009 where no seeds had made the quarter-finals.