Tennis: Niculescu wins Luxembourg title for 'best moment' of her life

It was a first title of 2016 for the unorthodox Niculescu (above, in a file photo) who was a finalist at the event in 2011 and 2012.
It was a first title of 2016 for the unorthodox Niculescu (above, in a file photo) who was a finalist at the event in 2011 and 2012.PHOTO: REUTERS

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) - Romania's Monica Niculescu defeated two-time Wimbledon champion and top seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday (Oct 22) to win the Luxembourg WTA title, describing it as the "best moment" of her life.

It was a first title of 2016 for the unorthodox player who was a finalist at the event in 2011 and 2012.

"It was my best match this year," said Niculescu.

"I felt fantastic on the court, and after I took the first set I felt even better. I felt like nothing surprised me.

"But, wow, to beat Petra in the final? That's the best moment in my life, I think."