Agnieszka Radwanska was visibly holding back the tears during the trophy ceremony at Eastbourne following her three set defeat at the hands of rising star Belinda Bencic.
But the Polish world #13 had only herself to blame for not capturing the Devonshire Park trophy for the first time since her shock 2008 success.
Radwanska produced a highly predictable game plan and was unable to find her groove on a blustery Centre Court, badly beaten overall and racking up nearly 50 unforced errors.
She said, “I’m happy to have played in the final. I tried my best, but Belinda was better today. After I won the second set I knew things could change quickly. But it was a very tight match and I was just not there in the third set.”