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Cornet ends title drought in Gstaad

22 July 2018 15:31

Top seed Alize Cornet ended her long wait for a sixth singles title by beating Mandy Minella in the Ladies Championship Gstaad final on Sunday.

Cornet had not won a tournament since her Hobart International triumph in January 2016, but the 28-year-old saw off first-time finalist Minella 6-4 7-6 (8-6) on the clay in Switzerland.

The world number 48 from France came through a tight battle to triumph in just over two hours.

Cornet edged a first set which included five breaks of serve and rallied from 5-3 down in the second to take the honours after Minella had saved two match points to force a tie-break.

Minella twice had opportunities during a tense breaker to force a deciding set, yet Cornet survived on each occasion as she won four points in a row to get the job done.

"I've been through tough moments in these last two-and-a-half years, especially this last season was tough on me, so it means the world to me to have this title, to win here in Gstaad," Cornet said.

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