Teen Anisimova Takes First WTA Title Over Sharma In Bogota
by Staff | April 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm
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Amanda Anisimova continued her breakout 2019 run Sunday collecting her first career title in Bogota coming from a set down to deny Aussie Astra Sharma 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

“It’s a huge deal,” Anismova said. “I think this was a pretty big goal because I overcame so many challenges this week. I’m really happy and proud of myself for how I got through them, and winning my first WTA title means so much.

“I definitely got a lot of confidence from it, and hopefully it will bring me more experience ahead of the clay court season this year.”

The 17-year-old Floridan was close to falling down a set and 4-all before rallying to win eight of the last nine games.

Not only was it her first title, it was her first clay court matches wins, and she won her last three matches in three sets.

A year ago, Anisimova was well outside the Top 100, she’ll now climb into the Top 55.

“I’m just getting started, and this was a great opportunity, so I’m really happy that I’m healthy this year. I’m really looking forward to Paris.”

The 138th-ranked Sharma was appearing in her first WTA final.


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