Polona Hercog, Photo: Björn Larsson Rosval/Scanpix

Polona Hercog defends Swedish Open title

Slovenia's Polona Hercog rallied from a set down to defeat French hope Mathilde Johansson and successfully defend her title at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Båstad on Sunday.

The Swedish-born Johansson had been hoping to lift her first title in the country of her birth, but despite a bright start, she fell 0-6, 6-4, 7-5 to 21-year-old Hercog, ranked three places below her at world number 86.

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