Andy Roddick's confidence was boosted by winning the Eastbourne Championships on the eve of Wimbledon when he beat defending champion Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-2 in the final on Saturday.
Tamira Paszek of Austria fought off five match points to defeat fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 in the women's final.
Roddick entered the event as a wild card after losing his opening match at Queen's Club last week, a defeat that stretched his personal losing streak to six matches dating to mid-March.
It's his 31st career title, ending a 16-month drought.
He looked brisk and business-like against the third-seeded Italian, speeding to a 5-1 lead in the opening set. He was equally dominant in the second set, often forcing his opponent into errors.
After breaking to lead 2-1 he held off a break point and then broke again at love to lead 4-1. Three games later he was a champion again, two days before the start of Wimbledon, where he's been a finalist three times.