Top seed Alize Cornet sees off Mandy Minella challenge to win Gstaad

Alize Cornet backhand

Alize Cornet has won the Gstaad Championship after holding off a challenge from Mandy Minella.

The number one seed had to fight for it but came through 6-4 7-6 to claim her first WTA Tour title for nearly three years.

“It was a very close match, I had a feeling it could go either way,” Cornet told the media. “I think I was maybe a bit more solid in the crucial moments, and I really wanted this trophy. I gave everything I had.

“Two and a half years without a title! 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.

“I had an amazing week, it’s like everything was meant to be.

“Everything was perfect this week and I was feeling great on the court, everything was going well. I was seed No.1 and I did the job, so it’s great satisfaction.”

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