Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland defeated German Sabine Lisicki 6-2 7-5 at the BGL Luxembourg Open to claim her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title in her first career final.
The 70th ranked Bacsinszky, unseeded in Luxembourg, wasn’t the favorite in the final. She was playing sixth seed Lisicki, ranked 42 places ahead of her in the rankings, who won Charleston and played Wimbledon quarterfinals this season.
In the semifinals, the 20-year-old Bacsinszky upset new member of the Top 20 Yanina Wickmayer.
Before this week’s BGL Luxembourg Open, Bacsinszky’s best career results on the Tour were four semifinals, two last year and two earlier this year.
Additional info: Bacsinszky launched her official website on Sunday. (photo: Ralf Reinecke)