Bernarda Pera wins first career WTA title in Budapest

Bernarda Pera, a 27-year-old American rated 130th in the WTA, won the WTA 250 in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday, ending a five-match losing run and becoming the first American woman to win a tournament on the WTA Tour.

At the end of a match with little in common, former world No. 60 Aleksandra Krunic, 105th WTA, was upset by Pera in straight sets 6-3 and 6-3, ensuring her return to the world’s top 100. (she will be 81st). Pera, a qualifier, won all seven of her matches during the week without losing a set.