Hingis cruises to Kolkata title
Former world number one Martina Hingis continued her resurgence this year with a two-set win over Olga Poutchkova to win the Kolkata (Calcutta) Open.
The Swiss 25-year-old, playing in her fourth final since coming out of retirement last December, produced some magical touches in a comfortable win.
Poutchkova barely found a return as Hingis stormed through the first set.
And the five-time Grand Slam winner held off a second-set fightback to win her second title of the year 6-0 6-4.
It was the 42nd title of Hingis' career and it rarely looked in doubt.
Nineteen-year-old Poutchkova was clearly overawed in her first WTA final and even though she took a 3-1 lead in the second, Hingis turned the screw to seal a comfortable victory.