Europe are Cup queens
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time in four renewals after a dramatic finish to the final day's singles.
The home side had led 10-8 and 11-9 at Killeen Castle in Ireland, but were pegged back and at one point trailed 12 1/2 - 11 1/2.
But Christel Boeljon levelled and Suzann Pettersen, Caroline Hedwall and Azahara Munoz saw them to a 15-13 victory.
With those three pairs left out on the course, all eyes were on the duel between Pettersen and Michelle Wie.
The American was one up going into the 16th when Pettersen sunk a putt to level, the pair then going into the final hole all square.
Pettersen held her nerve with a superb second shot while Wie found the bunker, and the Norwegian holed her putt for a birdie-birdie-birdie finish and a fine win.
And fellow Scandinavian Hedwall sealed victory when she won the last hole to halve her match with Ryann O'Toole.
The Swede's approach spun back from the fringe of the green while O'Toole missed the green to the left and then duffed her chip, kindling memories of Hunter Mahan's decisive 17th-hole meltdown against Graeme McDowell in last year's Ryder Cup.
She sent her next narrowly past the hole and, with Munoz lying dormie one, Hedwall's half-point secured the trophy for Europe prompting celebrations on the green and fairway with the final match still to come down the last.
Munoz had nervelessly holed out to go down the last one up and, once order was restored, halved the last to earn a full point and a two-point winning margin for Europe.