Goerges wins Luxembourg final and second WTA title of the year

Open- Women's Singles

The German found herself two points away from defeat in the second set against the resurgent qualifier Eugenie Bouchard.

But there was no need for a comeback on this occasion as top seed Goerges completed a 6-4 7-5 victory over her Swiss opponent in just under 90 minutes.

For Goerges, it was her first final in Luxembourg - the site of her WTA debut - since 2010.

Dayana Yastremsky for the semi-finals of the tournament in Luxembourg, has earned more than 9 thousand euros in prize money and 110 points in the WTA rankings.

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"Belinda had a great week and a great effort this week, coming through qualifying to make the final".

Bencic will be aiming for her third win on the Tour but her last victory was back in August 2015, while Goerges' fine year saw her make the Wimbledon semifinals and win the Auckland Open in January.

The WTA's ninth-ranked Goerges improved to 2-1 lifetime against Bencic, No. 47, as she claimed the sixth title of her career.

Later that year, with 2015 Toronto triumph, she became first teenager to win an event at Premier 5 level or higher since Azarenka at 2009 Miami.

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