Tennis: Tecau, fourth title in ‘s-Hertogenbosch


Top seeds Jean-Julien Rojer (Nl) and Horia Tecau (Ro) claimed their fourth team title and fourth trophy of the season after defeating Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky 6-3, 7-6(3) in the Topshelf Open final on Saturday, according to
The Dutch-Romanian pair secured the victory in 75 minutes, adding to their season’s haul of titles from Zagreb, Casablanca and Bucharest. They also reached the final in Rotterdam (l. to Llodra/Mahut).
“To win an ATP World Tour title in front of the Dutch crowd is very nice,” said Rojer. “We’ve been working hard – that’s the main thing. We try to keep improving every time.
The idea [going forward] is to have a good run at Wimbledon.”
Tecau won last year’s Topshelf Open with partner Max Mirnyi, and had previously teamed with Robert Lindstedt to claim ‘s-Hertogenbosch championships in 2009 and ‘12.
The loss ends the perfect run of Gonzalez and Lipsky in finals. The fourth seeds entered Saturday’s contest with a 7-0 record in title matches, including triumphs in Dusseldorf and Oeiras this season.
Dream week for Vandeweghe
In the women’s contest, CoCo Vandeweghe completed a dream week on Saturday, winning the first WTA title of her young career on the grass courts of the Topshelf Open.
Vandeweghe went all the way to the title, taking out No.7 seed Garbine Muguruza and No.8 seed Klara Koukalova en route to the final, then capping the week with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Zheng Jie.
Though Zheng wasn’t seeded, she had just as much grass court cred as anyone in the draw – she did reach the Wimbledon semifinals in 2008, after all. But Vandeweghe was just too good – she lost just one point on her first serve (27 of 28) and never faced a single break point in the 70-minute match.
Now the American’s focus shifts to the All-England Club, where she has a unique match-up in the first round – a player she beat en route to this week’s title, and the No.27 seed at Wimbledon, Muguruza.
Vandeweghe was playing in her second WTA final. As a lucky loser, she reached her first WTA final at the Premier-level Bank Of The West Classic in Stanford in 2012, falling to Serena Williams.