Hana Matelova triumphed in the women's singles final in Tunis ©Getty Images

Hana Matelova claimed the women’s singles title at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender tournament in Tunis after a seven-match final against Monaco's Xiaoxin Yang.

Both Matelova and Yang played in the final at the Sports Hall of Radès in the Tunisian capital, after coming through challenging last four ties.

Czech Republic’s Matelova earned a 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6 win over Austria’s Sofia Polcanova, while Yang overcame Puerto Rico's Adriana Díaz 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6.

Yang found herself two games down for the second consecutive match, after being edged 11-9, 11-9 by Matelova in the opening exchanges.

A closely contested final continued when Yang won the third 12-10, before levelling the contest by taking the fourth 11-6.

Matelova and Yang traded the next two games to set up a decider.

Matelova held her nerve in the closing stages of the contest to clinch a hard-fought 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 6-11, 11-7, 2-11, 11-4 victory.

The men’s singles semi-finals saw Sweden’s Anton Kallberg stage a dramatic comeback to beat second seed Quadri Aruna of Nigeria.

Aruna had led 3-2 but Kallberg claimed the final games to secure a 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7 win to advance to the final.

His opponent in the final had a more straightforward passage, with Germany’s Dang Qiu having beaten Croatia’s Filip Zeljko in straight games 13-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-9.

Kallberg emerged as the tournament champion, after winning four tight games against Dang 13-11, 11-9, 11-7, 12-10.

There was further cause for celebration in the Kallberg family, as Anton’s younger sister Christina won the women’s doubles title with Linda Bergstrom.

The Swedish pairing were 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9 winners against Switzerland’s Rachel Moret and Belarus’ Daria Trigolos.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai saw off the challenge of France’s Emmanuel Lebesson and Alexandre Cassin in the men’s doubles final.

The Indian duo secured an impressive 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-6 victory.

Trigolos and Aleksandr Khanin of Belarus appeared on course to win the mixed doubles title, after taking a two-game lead against Emmanuel Lebesson and Yuan Jia Nan.

A comeback from the French pairing saw them triumph in five games 3-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9.