Wang Outlasts Kenin For Maiden WTA Title In Acapulco
by Staff | March 3rd, 2019, 10:53 am
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Yafan Wang came through in Acapulco to win her first career WTA title upending Sofia Kenin from a set down and a break down 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Playing in her second career WTA final, Wang found herself trailing 6-2, 2-0 before mounting an enormous comeback on the American.

“This is my first time in Acapulco, and I really like it here,” Wang said. “It was an amazing week. This is a good tournament and everything is very nice.”

The 20-year-old Kenin was seeking her second WTA title after winning Hobart at the start of the year.

“It’s my first time here in Acapulco, and unfortunately, I didn’t get the win, but I’m just taking all the positives,” Kenin said. “I enjoyed every moment.”

Along the way, Wang beat Monica Puig and also came from a set down in a semifinal win over No. 3 seed Donna Vekic on Friday. Currently No. 65, the 26-year-old will break the Top 50 for the first time on Monday in the new rankings.

Top seed Sloane Stephens lost in the second round to qualifier Beatrice Hadad Maia.

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