Polona Hercog won a back-and-forth contest against Iga Swiatek to win the Ladies Open Lugano.
Iga Swiatek’s first WTA Tour level final ended in defeat as Polona Hercog lasted the distance in a 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory in the Ladies Open Lugano showpiece.
Teenager Swiatek, last year’s Wimbledon junior champion, was playing in just her third main draw this week.
Holding serve proved a tricky task in the first set for the 17-year-old, who was broken in four service games out of five.
It was a decidedly better showing in the second and Hercog was broken three times herself as the match was taken into a third set.
There it is!
— WTA (@WTA) April 14, 2019