HOBART, Australia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jarmila Groth defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets Saturday in winning the Hobart International tennis tournament in Australia.
Groth, the event's No. 6 seed, had five service breaks in beating Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-3 and collecting her second WTA title. The loss dropped Mattek-Sands to 0-3 in tournament finals.
Groth didn't drop a set en route to the Hobart championship but had to survive a tight first set Saturday to keep that streak going. She had five double faults and lost her serve once but also had a pair of breaks in taking the lead.
The second set was more clear with Groth finishing off all three of her break-point chances and winning 60 percent of the points off Mattek-Sands' serve.
Groth picked up $37,000 for the victory and Mattek-Sands won $19,000 as the tournament runner-up.