Eden Silva defeated Tess Sugnaux 6-3 1-6 7-5 to clinch the ITF $15k Helsinki title. The victory sees the Brit clinch her biggest singles title of her career as she continues her fine end-of-season form.
Saturday’s final was Silva’s second 15k final in the last month, after losing to Samantha Murray in the Wirral in October. Silva, who also reached the quarter finals in the $25k event in Shrewsbury last week, claimed the title after an impressive show of grit and determination against a Swiss opponent almost 100 places higher in the rankings.
The victory means Silva will go into 2018 with a career high ranking to build on, after a year that has seen the Essex-based star break inside the top 600 and continue to climb on an upwards trajectory.
With form like this, Eden is showing she has the potential to break more career boundaries and will surely be looking to get inside the top 300 next season.
Silva will finish her year competing in Czech republic after which will begin her pre season. Bring on 2018!