Daniela Hantuchova wins Birmingham generation battle

The former world number five from Slovakia showed she still has remarkable resilience as she beat the sensational new girl - Donna Vekic - from Croatia 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.

updated: June 16, 2013 21:22 IST
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Birmingham: Daniela Hantuchova won the sixth title of her career and a battle of the generations which saw the defeat of the new golden girl in the Birmingham WTA final.

Many of the crowd came to see whether Donna Vekic, at 16 the youngest player in the world's top 350, could win the Wimbledon warm-up event.

However after almost snatching the first set the teenager was beaten by an opponent nearly a decade and a half older.

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