Paolini won 7-6 (4), 6-2 over Alison Riske
in the final of Portoroz on Sunday.
Paolini capped off the best week of her career with her maiden title after a straight-set win behind six breaks of serve. The 25-year-old Italian came into this tournament ranked No. 87, but she was able to break through a fairly weak field to kickstart her career. Paolini's ability to upset four seeded opponents en route to the title shows her improved consistency.