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.
You Might Like:
Wang Outlasts Kenin For Maiden WTA Title In Acapulco
Kenin Top Seed In Maiden French-Filled Lyon WTA Tournament
Sharapova Set For Return In Mallorca, Could Meet Kerber In 2nd RD
Kenin Claims First WTA Title, Defeats Schmiedlova In Hobart Final
Rafael Nadal Returns To Training, Gets Honored In Mallorca [Video]