(February 14, 2016) Roberta Vinci surprised No. seed Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3 to win the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday.
For the 16th-ranked Italian, this is her 10th career win snapping a four match losing streak in finals going back to 2013.
Although falling short of a win, finalist Benic will move into the top 10 on Monday.
In doubles, Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza won the doubles final, defeating Vera Dushevina and Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-1. The No. 1 pair has now won 40 matches in a row.