Photo: Nir KeidarMichaella Krajicek (NED)
KREUZLINGEN, SWITZERLAND: Playing in their first ITF Pro Circuit tournament together, top seeds Eva Birnerova and 2007 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Michaella Krajicek claimed a first doubles title with a 61 46 [10-6] defeat of Aleksandra Krunic and Amra Sadikovic.
The unseeded Serbian-Swiss duo had already eliminated the second and third seeds in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively and came close to snatching the title from the grasp of the No. 1 seeds when fighting back from the rapid loss of the first set.
The title success for Birnerova and Krajicek comes in just their third tournament together having played twice before, on the WTA Tour back in 2007 and more recently when reaching the final in Budapest in 2012.
Krajicek also took the title in the singles event, where, unseeded, she defeated local favourite Timea Bacsinszky 64 76(5) for her first singles title since April 2013.