WTA Gastein Ladies: Yvonne Meusburger beats Andrea Hlavackova in final

Last Updated: 21/07/13 3:51pm

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Yvonne Meusburger: The Austrian won her first WTA title on home soil

Yvonne Meusburger: The Austrian won her first WTA title on home soil

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Yvonne Meusburger delighted the home crowd after claiming her first WTA title by defeating Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic 7-5 6-2 at the Gastein Ladies in Austria.

After losing to Romania's Simona Halep in the Budapest final last week and to Italy's Francesca Schiavone in Bad Gastein six years ago, the 29-year-old was determined not to let the opportunity slip her by at the third time of asking.

Meusburger fought hard to edge a tight first set on the red clay against Hlavackova, who had not been beyond the quarter-finals of a WTA event before and had not won back-to-back matches this year.

Despite conceding a 4-2 lead but she broke Hlavackova again for 6-5 and wrapped up the opening set with an ace.

She broke twice more in the second against the 108th-ranked Czech to become the first Austrian winner on the tour since Tamira Paszek in Birmingham last year.

"I've come here every season and I can't believe I've won it now," said Meusburger.

The 86th-ranked player, who didn't drop a set in the tournament, received a standing ovation after collecting the top prize.

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