Local favorite Victorija Golubic capped off a dream week by winning her first WTA title at the inaugural Ladies Championship Gstaad. Golubic defeated Kiki Bertens 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 after a two-hour battle to claim the title in her home country.
Playing on a seemingly rare sunny day at the rain-logged tournament, the Swiss No.105 Golubic got off to a rocky start against the No.3 seeded Bertens. Bertens climbed ahead after a tight opening set, breaking at 4-4 and rattling off the next two games.
"It was so tough when I lost the game at 4-4. I missed a lot of shots and made too many presents for her. Also she forced me to do some errors," Golubic said after the match.
"After that first set, I was just trying to get new energy," she added. "Just kinda try to start from new and think about my tactics. So from there, actually the match started from 0-0 for me."