Annika Beck claims maiden WTA title

Germany`s Annika Beck clinched her maiden WTA title on Saturday, sweeping past Czech fourth seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg final.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 19, 2014, 09:01 AM IST
Annika Beck claims maiden WTA title

Luxembourg: Germany`s Annika Beck clinched her maiden WTA title on Saturday, sweeping past Czech fourth seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg final.

Beck, the 20-year-old world number 60, was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki in last year`s title match but made up for it in style, dropping just three games on Saturday and one in her semi-final rout of Czech qualifier Denisa Allertova.

"I just tried to stay focused on myself and kept fighting, because Barbora was fighting all the time," Beck said.

"She`s a really good player with an aggressive game -- she likes coming to the net a lot, so I had to watch out for that throughout the match. But I got a good start and managed to keep going."