LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Alona Bondarenko Sunday won the title match at the FORTIS Championships in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
The unseeded Bondarenko, from Ukraine, beat No. 5 seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy, who failed to win her first career WTA singles crown.
The scores were 6-3, 6-2.
The 26-year-old Bondarenko earned a first prize check of $95,500 and avenged a loss to Schiavone in the first round of this year's French Open.
Her best previous finish this year was a semifinal loss to Martina Sucha at an event in Casablanca, Morocco in May.
The fifth-seeded Schiavone helped Italy win a Fed Cup title two weeks ago, but has lost three title matches this year.
Including Sunday, she also lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne in the final at the Medibank International in Sydney, Australia in January and was beaten by Nadia Petrova for the Amelia Island (Fla.) championship in April.