Anastasija Sevastova

Bertens powers past Goerges to win Charleston title

Kiki Bertens felt fortunate to escape a tough semifinal match with a victory Sunday morning. She wasn't going to let things get so tight later on in the biggest match of her career.

Bertens of the Netherlands overpowered Germany's Julia Goerges to cap a long, chilly Sunday at the Volvo Car Open with a 6-2, 6-1 victory for her fifth career WTA title and third of the past 11 months. Bertens made it to the final by outlasting American Madison Keys in the WTA's first clay-court event of the season, which doubled up on play after rain Saturday washed out most of the semifinals.

Bertens was nearly ousted by Keys, saving a match point in the third set before prevailing in...

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