CASEY Dellacqua maintained her unbeaten status in Bendigo when she claimed the $50,000 William Loud Bendigo International final on Sunday.
Dellacqua holds a 10-0 record in Bendigo, having won the title at her first visit in 2011.
In Sunday's final she overcame a cautious start to defeat Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-4, 6-4.
"It was always going to be a tough match, so i'm very happy to get the win,'' Dellacqua said.
"Noppawan has played really well this week and today was about finding the balance of me playing well and being able to stop her."
Lertcheewakarn started the match brightly, breaking Dellacqua for a 3-2 lead in the opening set.
Dellacqua stepped up when it counted, breaking Lertcheewakarn in the sixth game.
Her serve went up a gear and she controlled the rallies from the back of the court.
A fierce forehand winner from Dellacqua set up two set points in the 10th game and when Lertcheewakarn double faulted, the first set was the West Australian's.
Dellacqua looked as though she was going to stroll through the second set when she raced to a 2-0 lead.
To Lertcheewakarn's credit she bounced back strongly, breaking Dellacqua's serve twice on her way to a 3-2 lead.
The second break came on the back of a dubious line call against Dellacqua, who let her feelings known about the decision.
The decision only seemed to re-focus the left-hander who came out and broke Lertcheewakarn to 15 in the next game.
Games went on serve to 5-4 where Lertcheewakarn called for a medical time-out for a back complaint.
The lay-off didn't deter Dellacqua.
She put the pressure on Lertcheewakarn's serve and the Thai 21-year-old made three errors in the 10th game.
The final error was on match point and Dellacqua celebrated another Pro Tour title.
"Each match this week I've got better and better,'' Dellacqua said.
"I haven't played this many singles matches in a row for quite a while.
"Today was the best I've played and now it's great I get another week here in Bendigo to work on my game."
Dellacqua will enjoy a day off on Monday before the second $50,000 Bendigo International starts on Tuesday.
Qualfying for the event started on Sunday and will conclude on Monday.