2015 Aegon International

Giorgi grabs maiden title

Camila Giorgi bagged her first WTA Tour title with a formidable straight set success over Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

The Italian, who had tasted defeat in a trio of other finals, claimed a 7-5 6-3 victory to lift the Topshelf Open crown at s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

Giorgi’s precise and powerful shots proved to be the only real difference between two in-form players fluttering just outside the world’s top 30, with a break of serve in each set enough for the Italian #5 seed to triumph.

Bencic tested her opponent for the first time in the ninth game and despite forcing two deuces lacked the guile to set up a break point.

And Bencic crumbled on her service game, unable to deal with Giorgi’s fierce-some forehands to slip 7-5 after 49 minutes.

With the pair showing exceptional composure on their service games and deadly accuracy, the second set was short of points but not ability.

Bencic felt the pressure again at the most crucial of moments, dropping her serve to love to trail 5-3.

And the energetic Giorgi made no mistake to reel off the points to serve out the set and sealing her maiden title on the circle, the Swiss teenager blasting her hopeful backhand long on match point.

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