American 20-year-old Sofia Kenin saved three match points on her way to beating third seed Belinda Bencic 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-4 in the Mallorca Open grass-court final on 23 June 2019.
On three occasions Swiss Bencic was a point away from victory at 5-4 in the second set but Kenin refused to surrender as she roared back to claim her second title of the year.
She struck 48 winners in the lengthy contest played in hot sunshine at the Santa Ponsa country club. Bencic served for the match in the 10th game of the second set but served a double-fault on one of the match points.
About Mallorca Open Title 2019
Champion: United States Sofia Kenin
Runner-up: Switzerland Belinda Bencic