S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Frenchman Nicolas Mahut won his third career title after beating second-seeded David Goffin 7-6 (1), 6-1 at the Topshelf Open on Sunday, while fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the women’s final.
Giorgi clinched her first career title with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.
Goffin had more aces than Mahut — four compared to two — but failed to convert any of his three break points. Mahut, who won here in 2013, broke Goffin three times.
Mahut mixed his game up well with driving passing shots and slices. After closing out the win with a volley, he thrust his arms in the air.
The 33-year-old Frenchman’s other title was also on grass two years ago at Newport, Rhode Island.
The 23-year-old Giorgi, who had lost her three previous finals, proved too strong on serve. She had eight aces, lost only 19 points in 11 service games, and offered no break points to her 18-year-old opponent.
Giorgi, who saved three match points in her quarterfinal win over Yaroslava Shvedova, is the fourth player this year to save match points on the way to a WTA title, joining Andrea Petkovic, Sara Errani and Daniela Hantuchova.
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