Julia Goerges d. Coco Vanderweghe 75 61 / Zhuhai ‘17
Julia Goerges d. Daria Kasatkina 61 62 / Moscow ‘17
1st WTA title since 2011
Like Ostapenko, Sevastova’s first title in 2010 came soon after her 20th birthday but within three years she had to walk away from the sport, worn down by injuries and illness.
Yet after making a comeback 20 months later in 2015, she reached two more finals last year, in this same Mallorca tournament and in Bucharest, before further progress this season culminated in Sunday’s triumph over Goerges.