Andrea Petkovic won her second title of the year at the Nurnberger Gastein Ladies tournament in Bad Gastein by defeating Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3.
Rogers was a surprise finalist and defeated the second seed Sara Errani en route to the championship decider. It was her debut in a WTA final.
Both players exchanged breaks in the first set, before Petkovic broke Rogers to take a 5-3 lead. She served out the final game to take the opening stanza.
The second set initially looked like Petkovic was going to run away with proceedings. She jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a double break. Rogers fought back twice but had difficulty consolidating her serve throughout the set, and her more experienced opponent ran out the match by taking the second set and the championship 6-3.
Petkovic, ranked No. 20, now has four career WTA titles to her name and this was her second of the year after triumphing at Charleston in April.
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