WTA Tour title No 8 for Kiki Bertens as she wins St Petersburg trophy

Kiki Bertens celebrates

Second seed Kiki Bertens held off the challenge of Donna Vekic in the final to win the St Petersburg Open.

The world No 8 secured a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 victory in one hour and 43 minutes to win her eighth WTA Tour trophy.

Bertens made a sluggish start to the match as she was broken in the opening game and again in game seven and Vekic was on control at 5-2.

However, the Dutchwoman won four games in a row and then dominated the tie-breaker.

The second set was more straightforward as she broke twice, compared to the Croatian’s one break, and secured the win on her fourth match point.

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