STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Karolina Pliskova ended CoCo Vandeweghe's brilliant week with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.
The sixth-seeded Czech held her nerve at key times to win her first title of the season and her 10th overall in just under two hours. Pliskova, who fired 41 aces over four matches on her way to the final, added another 11 against Vandeweghe.
Vandeweghe, a wild card entry who defeated the defending champion Laura Siegemund and three top 10 players including world No. 1 Simona Halep over the week, had been bidding to be the first American winner in Stuttgart since Lindsay Davenport in 2005.