Mornington VIC, Australia, 2 April 2017 | David Packman

Sherazad Reix has taken out the second Mornington Peninsula Tennis International with a spirited win over in-form Czech teenager Barbora Krejcikova on Sunday.

The sixth seed from France has been a regular on the Australian Pro Tour and the win marks her seventh career ITF Circuit title – but the first since 2015.

Following the 7-6(3) 6-4 win, Reix said, “It’s a good win actually, I’m really proud of myself. She’s a good player and it was a really tough match, I just fought for it as much as I could and I did it.”

While her opponent was a finalist in Mornington last week (losing to Victorian Destanee Aiava), Reix was forced to watch from the sidelines after withdrawing due to injury, but the 27-year-old saw it as a blessing in disguise.

“Because I wasn’t playing last week, I was able to watch all the girls which I think really helped me,” she said. “I might do it more often. I was actually ready, I really wanted to go for this one.”

The world No.262 now has her sights set on her home Grand Slam.

“I hope I can play well until the French Open now, because I would love to have the wildcard into the main draw,” she said.

Krejcikova will take some solace from clinching the doubles title earlier in the week with Israeli partner Julia Glushko. The second-seeded duo edged out West Australian Jessica Moore and Thailand’s Veratchaya Wongteanchai – the tournament’s top seeds – 6-4 2-6 [11-9].

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