Julia Goerges holds off Belinda Bencic to win Luxembourg Open

Julia Goerges celebrates

Top seed Julia Goerges saw off the challenge of Belinda Bencic to win the Luxembourg Open.

The German secured a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Swiss qualifier Bencic to win the sixth WTA Tour singles title of her career and first since she lifted the Auckland Open in January.

A break of serve in the fifth game of the opening set and one in game 11 were enough to earn the 29-year-old the win in one hour and 28 minutes.

“Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final. She’s been in the Top 10 and I know how tough it is to get there,” Goerges said.

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