Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia avenged a loss in the championship match of last year's Mallorca Open, sweeping past defending champion Caroline Garcia of France in Saturday's semifinals at Mallorca, Spain.
Sevastova prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-3 against Germany's Julia Goerges in Palma to win her first title in seven years. She returned in 2015, citing that she missed the big stages and had learned perspective about how there is life outside of tennis.
Fourteen winners and just nine unforced errors helped Sevastova reach Monday's (AEST) final, the second seed wrapping up the match in just 73 minutes.
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Now she is displaying that she is having fun on the court and her play at Mallorca backed that up.
The German player was bidding to win her third career-title after 2010 Bad Gastein and 2011 Stuttgart, but she still played a good tournament and by next week she will be World No. 45 (+9 than previous rankings).
"I've known you a long time, and there were some years when you told me you didn't want to play tennis anymore, and now here we are", Goerges told her opponent during the trophy ceremony. I just try to play every match as best as I can and fight as much as I can.