Andy Roddick and Tamira Paszek seal Eastbourne titles

Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick got a pre-Wimbledon boost by winning the Eastbourne Championships, beating defending champion Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-2.

The American was given a wildcard entry after defeat in his opening match at Queen's Club last week, a result that took his losing streak to six matches.

He raced to a 5-1 lead in the first set and was just as dominant in the second to secure a first title in 16 months.

Tamira Paszek beat Angelique Kerber 5-7 6-3 7-5 to win the women's title.

Former world number one Roddick said he felt the East Sussex event was the perfect way to warm up for Wimbledon.

Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek win at Eastbourne

"You're not dealing with the hustle and bustle of a massive city. I think before a major, that's nice," said the 2003 US Open champion after beating the Italian world number 26.

"You can kind of come down here under the radar and get your work done and really have a positive week. So it was a really good opportunity for me."

In the women's final, a battling Paszek saved five match points and overcame a leg injury to beat eighth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 5-7 6-3 7-5 and take the title.

Unseeded Austrian Paszek, 21, was forced to take a medical time-out to have strapping on her right ankle and needed further treatment on a calf problem before clinching the match on her third match point.

"I don't know what kept me going," she said.

"I was dead tired in the third set. I could hardly move. I just gave all I had left, and it was just enough."

The world number 59 faces former world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the first round at Wimbledon next week.

In an all-British men's doubles final on Friday, Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins beat Ken Skupski and Jamie Delgado 6-4 6-3.