BIRMINGHAM - Daniela Hantuchova won the sixth title of her career and a battle of the generations which saw the defeat of the new golden girl in the Birmingham WTA final. Many of the crowd came to see whether Donna Vekic, at 16 the youngest player in the world's top 350, could win the Wimbledon warm-up event. However after almost snatching the first set the teenager was beaten by an opponent nearly a decade and a half older. Hantuchova showed she still has remarkable resilience as she beat the sensational new girl from Croatia 7-6 (7/5), 6-4. Hantuchova had spent fully 12 hours on court during a week in which she had suffered from an ankle injury and three times looked to be heading for defeat. But she was solid and punishing off the ground and steadier in the head than Vekic. –AFP