Belinda Bencic, whose demolition job of world #13 Agnieszka Radwanska brought the popular Pole close to tears, polished off her impressive week with a thumping forehand winner to the corner.
The Swiss star credited Martina Hingis and her mother, who is her coach, with “Teaching me everything I know”.
The world #31 at the start of the Aegon International will be brimming with confidence after a remarkable set of results at Eastbourne, and will go to Wimbledon ranked 10 places higher following her success in capturing her first WTA Tour title – her third Singles crown ever as a professional.
“This the biggest day of my career, this is a dream come true.
“I’m so happy to win my first title here in Eastbourne. I woke up very nervous this morning and even in practice I was nervous.
“But once on the court I tried to fight for every point, I tried my best. The match started very well for me, I was very focused and I really played very freely.
“Of course I was disappointed I didn’t close out the second set, and I was also starting to get a little tired because it was a lot of running out there – and we had some long rallies out there too.
“Tomorrow I’m just going to try to recover and practice a little bit, and then I just really need to focus on my 1st Round match against Pironkova (at Wimbledon) – it’s definitely not going to an easy match because she always plays great at Wimbledon.”