ATP/WTA Topshelf Open: Roberto Bautista Agut and Coco Vandeweghe land titles

Last Updated: 21/06/14 6:18pm

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Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut claimed the first title of his career at the Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch on Saturday, just hours after Coco Vandeweghe clinched her maiden success on the same court.

Bautista Agut, the world No 28, came from a set down to beat 2009 champion Benjamin Becker of Germany 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 in just under two hours as he continued his breakout season.

The Spaniard, who entered the world's top 30 for the first time last month, was forced to do things the hard way, though, as Becker raced through the opening set courtesy of two service breaks with Bautista Agut's second serve coming in for heavy punishment.

The second set was much tighter with a tie-break required to separate the players and it was Bautista Agut who held his nerve as Becker faltered, forcing a decider.

Becker hammered an ace to save break point in the opening game of the final set but Bautista Agut made the crucial breakthrough two games later before shutting the door on his rival to earn his first ATP title, going a step further than he did a year ago in Chennai.

Vandeweghe win

Earlier, American Vandeweghe also lifted her first title following a 6-2 6-4 victory over China's Zheng Jie

Vandeweghe, who had to come through the qualifiers just to reach the main draw, was dominant on serve throughout and capitalised on two breaks of serve in the first set before making a lone break count in the second on her way to capturing the trophy.

Her only other appearance in a WTA final came at Stanford two years ago when she lost to Serena Williams.

Buoyed by her grass-court success, Vandeweghe, the world No 69, will head to Wimbledon next week looking to advance beyond the first round for the first time after early exits in her three previous attempts.

She will face French Open quarter-finalist Garbine Muguruza of Spain, the woman she beat on Thursday here in the quarter-finals, in her opening match at the All England Club.

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