Sofia Kenin collected her second career title Sunday stunning Belinda Bencic 6–7(2), 7–6(5), 6–4 to win the Mallorca title in Spain.
Bencic broke the American then served for it at 5-4 in the second when the American saved three match points, one of which came on a double fault, one of 13 served by the Swiss.
“Hard work, for sure, is paying off big time,” she said after the 2 hour, 42 minute win.
“I’m playing really well, fighting for every point and taking as much advantage as I can,” Kenin added. “This really is great, and I’m just so happy with how I’m playing.”
Kenin improves to 6-6 vs Top 10 players this year. And the 20-year-old just shocked Serena Williams at the French Open last month.
It’s also her second career title after Hobart at the start of the season.
The 30th-ranked Kenin will climb into the Top 30 at a new career-high of No. 28.
Bencic was seeking her 4th title. She has now lost four of her last five finals.
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