ZURICH, Switzerland -- Top seeded Steffi Graf of West Germany swept the final four games Sunday to overcome Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in the final of the $150,000 European Indoor Tennis Tournament.
'The final lasted exactly one hour and 36 minutes, which was more to my liking than my earlier matches,' said the 17-year-old Graf, whoregistered her seventh Grand Prix victory this year.
She had breezed past her earlier opponents in as little as 35 minutes and had not conceded more than four games to anyone.
Graf started out strongly in the final, whipping the balls into the corners of the court. But Sukova broke her serve in the fifth game and ran out the set.
Graf struck back in the second set, breaking Sukova's serve twice for a 4-1 lead and then breaking again.
After Graf won three games in a row to lead 5-4 in the final set, a tiebreak seemed imminent as Sukova took a 40-15 lead in the 10th game. But Graf broke her for the seventh time to end the match.
Graf came back with Argentinian Gabriela Sabatini to win the doubles title. The top seeds defeated the fourth-seeded American pair of Lori McNeil and Alycia Moulton, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.