BOL, Croatia - Top seed Tamara Zidansek authored a successful title defense at the Croatia Bol Open on Sunday.
The Slovenian rallied in both sets to defeat No.2 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo, 7-5, 7-5, to win her second career WTA 125 series title.
The top seed pulled off an incredible comeback against teenaged compatriot Kaja Juvan in Saturday's semifinals, rallying from 4-0 and 5-3 down in the third set, and needed to again rally in Sunday's final.
She lost serve four times in the opener, and trailed 4-2 and 5-4 as the Spaniard served for the set, but won the last three games to take the lead after over an hour of play.
The second set, which saw a combined nine breaks of serve and also lasted more than 60 minutes, again saw Sorribes Tormo lead by a break three times.
The last of which came as she again served for the set at 5-4 after winning four of five games from 3-1 down, but Zidansek found it in her to rally again.
She never allowed the World No.75 to get to set point in either of the two sets, and again won the last three games to secure her second title in Bol.
The Slovenian entered the tournament ranked World No.60, and will move up one spot to a career-high World No.59 on the back of her successful title defense.
More to come...