Ekatarina Alexandrova joined compatriot Andrey Rublev as first title winners of the new decade after the Russian took her first career title Saturday at Shenzhen beating Elina Rybakina 6-2, 6-4.
“The whole week was pretty good for me, I think, right from the start. It wasn’t easy but I did it until the end. I won my first title, and it feels amazing,” the 25-year-old Alexandrova said.
“The first one is always special. I was playing my second final, and the first one wasn’t so good for me, so I was trying to get this one.”
Dating back to her WTA $125K win in Limonges last month, Alexandrova has won her last 10 matches.
The 20-year-old Rybakina was appearing in her third WTA final, seeking her second crown.
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