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Svitolina Defends Title in Baku

Elina Svitolina

Elena Svitolina of Ukraine defeated Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final in Azerbaijan on Sunday 6-1, 7-6(2).

The second-seeded Svitolina, ranked No. 38, took the opening set in 22 minutes, breaking the Serbian twice, and won the second set tiebreak at 2.  Svitolina, 19, is the first teenager to win multiple WTA titles since Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who won three titles in 2010 and 2011 before turning 20.

Jovanovski, age 22 and ranked No. 36, was the 2012 champion at Baku, and had been going for her third career title.

Cover Photo (Creative Commons License): Firuza48

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